At Barton Creek Spillway; fishing with the kiddos and enjoying nature!
If I can learn to love the weather, I can manage anything in life. Is this the big secret of managing my mind and thoughts; of remaining positive? Is such a simple thought process, so influential? Is such a small conscious decision of will, so powerful?
The weather this season drives me nuts, and that is the equivalent of saying it controls my life and changes my mood. I have no control over the weather though do I. I recently read the saying, "What is the weather today? I love it." This implied that whatever the weather may be, that person had decided to accept it. In other words, why fight reality? My metaphors for reality are traffic and weather. I can't control them, so why dislike or struggle against them. This is an easy concept for some, but not for me apparently! My mind wants control. It craves labels. My Self wants balance and equanimity and peace, whatever the weather.
In conclusion, if I can overcome my resistance to the weather and traffic that occurs --no matter what my thoughts and feelings are about them--I can accept other aspects of life without struggling and fighting. If I can wonder what the weather will be for the day, and follow it up with the exclamation, "...and I love it!", I can find peace in other areas of life. If I can sit in peace while in traffic, I can abide almost anything.
I don't want to commiserate with people around the negative water cooler in life: politics this, weather that, traffic such-and-such. I want to feel nothing about those topics because that means I am in a state of balance where I accept reality, I love reality, and the end result of this acceptance is that my mind doesn't grip me, I live in peace and balance. I want to love reality, because that's all there ever is.
So, it's February. It's summer. It doesn't feel right at all. What's the weather today? Near 90, and I love it!