Free Brain= Smile on my face

My knowledge on life is based off everything I’ve lived. I’ve lived beautiful things but also encountered painful situations.

The thing about life is, you can either sit on your bed and drown in the negative, or count on the blessings in disguise.

I have come to the terms that my mind can be irrational, negative and catastrophic at times. That has done nothing but hold me back.

Try taking a test you studied for while thinking, “I am going to fail.” The mind goes blank. The mind freezes. That’s kind of what happens in life overall when you think negative.

The world freezes and all you see are gray clouds and rain. The sun disappears and so does the smile that was once on my face.

Self doubt is poison. Why judge everything we do or say? I decided I have to own my awkwardness, my irrational thinking and the embarrassing things I say or do everyday.

I got tired of creating my own hail storm everyday.

Clear mind equals free brain. Free brain equals peace. Peace equals maintaining that smile on my face.


News feed

The first thing we do is go on the internet and check our news feed.

We are hit with stories of the grim reality of life. The reality that we all die.

We are hit with people arguing, scandals, stories that make us say oh my god.

The first thing we do is watch a video on what’s wrong with the world. It’s all the news talks about. Sure they sprinkle a positive news story here and there but they are amongst a sea of negativity.

Why must we shed a light on the painful reality that no one is safe and death is inevitable?

We see our social media friends bashing women, bashing men, bashing moms, bashing anyone who is not like them.

The world likes to high light the bad, ugly and unfortunate.

Is this why we can’t seem to smile first thing in the morning?

Disconnect?

Is that what we must do every once in a while?

I’m not saying throw that phone out the window, burn your laptop and destroy the t.v.

Maybe, just maybe, we can look out the window and see the blue sky before checking our phones.

Hug our pet, our lover, our children and love the fact that we woke up to see another day.

Once we take in the positivity within our small worlds, we are prepared enough to take in the negativity within our phones displaying the bigger world outside of our small worlds.

I know, it’s a complicated sentence but what I’m trying to say is we have to appreciate what we have to fight the ugly of this world.

Maybe just maybe, we can hmm I don’t know, Disconnect once in a while?