Ever notice how your indoor plants grow toward the sunny side of the room?
or how dogs lie in the sunny spot on the floor?
or how people congregate toward the sunny dipositioned people?
or how good the sunshine feels on your face … especially when the weather is crisp, and the sun feels like a warm blanket for your soul?
My point is that most living things are attracted to the bright side. We strive to stay in the sun…the sun brings life, the sun brings warmth, and the sun brings celebration. As humans we have the brain capability to absorb this idea.
Unfortunately, for many the sun is clouded. In my opinion, it is these three things that cause it most;
tragedy (which is complicted so I will leave this untouched for now),
or an usual magnetism toward negativity, jealously or hatred toward others.
I think that the most devastating cloud magnet of all is addiction. This is when a person is both a victim and a criminal to their own self. I will never condemn someone who is aware of their addiction. I have seen how the clouds stay and the addict tries in all their power to escape them. I lost my dad to addiction and continue to see other people I care about get lost too. This is not a life anyone chooses. It is a fight that is bigger than the addict. We will never understand unless we too become one. The most unfortunate is those who do not acknowledge their addiction. Either way, all we can do is offer up an umbrella because the storm NEVER settles.
Jealously, in my opinion, is one of life’s biggest upsets because it is self-inflicted. We can bring more sunshine to the world but choose not to. Here, we have the power, which is a great thing! We can prevent the storms by dealing with our own jealousies, finding a way to be confident in who we are, and by spreading joy and refraining from judgement. By trying to deliberately block others’ sunshine, we become blinded by the darkness we bring to no one but our own selves. Nothing makes a person more ugly, and more dark, than the evil emotion of jealously. Major side effects of jealously are judgement, revenge and hatred. Who does this bring the most clouds to? The answer is obvious. The end result is this; People notice, clouds spread across the sun and before we know it a storm is under way. After the storm comes stillness, loneliness, and guilt, but mostly for the one causing the deliberate disturbance. Most people do not want to be around stormy people. People walk away, leaving you alone without an umbrella. They go away from you to find the sunny side.
Now, if you will excuse me, I will be basking in the sun with my dog. I will have my sunblock for those of you that want to join me and for anyone else, I have an umbrella you can have.
Disclaimer: It is my hope that you all get that truly intelligent people realize they are a work in progress and as long as they are aware, they can change. Be patient, change takes time.