The Ups and Downs of Life

March 3, 2016

Good things come when we least expect them to. They come to both those who have earned them, and also those who have not. Life is not fair or unfair, but rather it must be balanced.

“Life is like a swing that moves back and forth between a sunny field and a thunderstorm!”

-Federico Moccia-

We must always be able to know how to appreciate the good, the beautiful, and the positive of anything that happens to us. That is to say, we must be able to appreciate those things even in the moments we encounter an obstacle that blocks our way. 

girl good things

When the bad moments start to build up 

Don’t give up. You still have time to reach up, and start anew, 

accept your shadows, 

bury your fears, 

fly again. 

Don’t give up. That’s what life is. 

Continue the journey, 

follow your dreams, 

unstick time, 

move the rubble, 

and uncover the sky. 

Mario Benedetti

Sometimes it seems like life is flooded with disasters. However, the power that these blows have to defeat us greatly depends on us.

In other words, it is in our hands to be strong and to stay standing no matter what it is that threatens or corners us. In this way, we can shape our destiny.

Our people are beautiful people 

The most beautiful people I have met are those who have known defeat, who have known suffering, who have known struggle, who have known loss, and who have found a way to escape from their depths. These people assess the world in a certain way, with a certain sensitivity and understanding of life that fills them with compassion, humility, and a deep and loving curiosity. These beautiful people don’t come from nothing. 

The truth is that pain makes us conscious of the beauty that exists in our world and in our relationships. In turn, it also gives us the opportunity to realize that there are many things in this world that are not worth fighting for.

needles stuck in heart good things

Thus, good people are forged in the battles of life. These battles are when we see what is truly important in life. Suffering can be defeated and from that suffering, we can find that the momentum we need comes from within.

Our existence is like a movie screen that plays every genre, every kind of scene. Maybe it is drama that absorbs us every now and then, and leaves us waiting for the plot twist or the unexpected ending.

We must see clearly that bad moments do not disappear, and that, although we may struggle to cope with them, we ourselves are capable of shifting the balance if we don’t let adversity defeat us. In other words, in the end, happiness depends on our ability to accept ourselves, and not how we live our life or what we do with it…