"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."
"I'm afraid sometimes you'll play lonely games too, games you can't win because you'll play against you"
What I Wonder...
Listen to my thoughts about Dr Seuss' quote in the video below.
(NOTE: Yes, *I* wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)
I love this quote by Dr Seuss, and was more or less able to fell it fully in myself at the time one of my relationships ended.
Don't get me wrong, I felt like crying because it was over - "Why did it have to end?", "Why did I make *that* mistake, again?", "Why couldn't we try again?", etc. - but I WAS thankful that it happened too.
You have to move on, you really do.
And I don't necessarily mean move on to the next relationship (and, long-term relationships offer no need to 'move on', I agree).
I mean you have to move on to the next moment, or next series of moments, and experience them fully.
As I say in the video above, much of our troubles in life, our suffering, stem from our not accepting how life is in the moment we experience it. We want it to be different. ("Why isn't it different?")
REAL peace of mind comes, I believe, from smiling - being grateful for - what just happened, and then accepting what's happening now...
How do you go about smiling because it happened, rather than suffering because you don't want it to be over?
Do you have any tips, any success strategies in how you do this?
Or do you struggle to be this positive when life deals you a blow that you don't feel you deserve?
Yes, as ever, I always want to know what you think - either of my thoughts, or the Dr Seuss quotes themselves...
What YOU wonder?...
Yes, I'd love to know your thoughts on these inspirational quotes by Dr Seuss, or your experiences of smiling because it happened... You can always leave comments below! :-)
Thanks for reading, Steve
PS It's great when you share, when you have your say - thank you!