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What Are Your Big Black Things?

January 17, 2010

The great Big Black Things that have loomed against the horizon of my life, threatening to devour me, simply loomed and nothing more. The things that have really made me miss my train have always been sweet, soft, pretty, pleasant things of which I was not in the least afraid.

~ Elbert Hubbard

How much of your precious thought energy do you waste on the Big Black Things that never happen?  If most of what we fear or worry about never actually happens, why on earth do we spend so much time fearing them?  When you look at it like this, you realise that the Big Black Things are merely whispers of shadows, figments of our imagination, and that it makes as much sense to fear them as it does to fear the boogeyman or any other fiction created by the mind with no basis in reality.

Real life – the life that exists right now in this moment, rather than at some projected point in time imagined in your mind – is filled with beauty and simple miracles.  You can either fear what will probably never come to be, or you can look around you at all the loveliness that already is.  Your choice.

Why not miss your train for a sweet, soft, pretty, pleasant thing today?

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