Thursday, August 4, 2016

366 Project - Day 217 - "Abstract (Looking Up - Going Down)"

August 04, 2016 - "Abstract (Looking Up - Going Down)"

Sometimes when you think you're going down, you look up and realize you're actually moving up but looking down.

I know that doesn't make much sense. Or does it?

You see, sometimes we think our life is heading downhill. We look up towards where we personally feel that we "should" be in life, wondering why we seem to be going in the opposite direction of that goal. We wonder why everything seems to be going wrong and nothing ever seems to go right.

Then life kicks us in the butt... and we realize that we're actually right where we need to be.

We realize that we're actually "moving up"... moving closer to our ultimate goal. The problem is that we're always choosing to look down, allowing ourselves to focus on all of the obstacles and negative moments we face in life. We think about those moments and just see them as being "bad", and as things that are taking us away from where we want to be.

The thing is, these obstacles are actually "blessings" that are bringing us closer to the greatest reward we could ever imagine.

So we may think we're going "down" as we look "up"... when the reality is that all of the stuff we think of as bringing us "down" is actually bringing us closer to being "up". It's just a matter of perspective and what we each choose to focus on in life.

(These are the thoughts I have when I'm standing in a metal stairwell, going "down" from the third floor to the first - but looking "up" at the underside of the stairs above me.)

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