Ride The Wave Of Life
November 19, 2020
We all suffer from the illusion that we are in the center of the world. What do I mean by this?
Most of our life experience is “ME” or “I” centric.
“I am happy,” “I am sad,” “he is helping me,” “she is ignoring me,” “am I looking good?” “What is the purpose of my life” “Will I be safe,” “I need more money,” etc.
The “I” always wants something. If the “I” achieves or gets what it wants, it will be happy. If the “I” doesn’t get what it wants, it will feel miserable. So, our experience of our “ME” centric life alternates between these two ends of the spectrum- happiness and misery.
In our life, the flow of our emotions is not linear. It is more like a sinusoidal wave alternating between the two feelings of happiness and misery.
We can call this the wave of life. It is silly to wish for one type of emotion always and hope that the other does not occur. That would defy the law of nature.
We just need to come to terms with the fact that we are NOT the wave. We experience the highs and lows of our emotions by riding this wave of life. Instead of resisting the nature of the wave, we just embrace it and enjoy the ride—the slow climb to the positive and the fast rush to the bottom and back up again.