Frank’s Blog : Making Peace With Reality

There is something I read a couple of days ago, and I thought I would share it with you.

If you have a glass like a glass of water, look at it, how shiny and transparent it is. It gets even magical once you hold it on the sun! Now tell yourself that it is going to break, actually that it already broke you just haven’t noticed it yet.

With that picture in your mind, you won’t get upset or frustrated once it happens.This is not to go around saying, yeah I knew this was going to happen, this helps with making peace with what just happened and helps go forward with your life; you don’t even have to say anything, you just say to yourself : “Great, finally it happened, now what?”

With this thinking I have been able to go through a lot things, and keep my head straight. Like when I hold my daughter and she starts screaming, when I take my son for a walk and 5 minutes later, he looks like a cave man, when I’m driving on the high way and my car just stops due to mechanical issues, when everything is going great with my wife and all of the sudden I forgot to tell her I was coming home late, when I have an appointment at 3 and the other person shows up at 3:30, …. You get the idea.

This frame of mind also helped me meditate a lot about my death which is something I have been thinking about a lot, and God forbid the death of my wife or my children. But when I read this, it all made sense. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. And the sooner we make peace with the reality, the sooner we can move forward with all life has to offer.