Life is not perfect. It does not tally with our expectations. Still life needs to be lived and managed. How can we manage and control our life? It can be done only through proper knowledge and understanding. The following passage from new-age-spirituality.com explains how to chase the clouds of worry and depression. It teaches us how to sail through our life’s storms. Read, reflect, understand and live.
Chase the clouds away …
Everything is significant. Everything we do does have a permanent effect upon the universe which will continue long after our earthly existence, like the ripples from a pebble thrown into the sea. This is why it is so important to make the effort to do our best at all times, and why every success however minor is worthy of a healthy dose of satisfaction.
Similarly, every experience has a permanent effect upon us. If we are to grow as individuals we must actively seek experiences which will further that growth. Hiding within our shells will lead only to stagnation and frustration, and worsen our depression. Even negative experiences provide an opportunity for growth so long as they are treated as lessons and inspire appropriate responses such as enhanced knowledge that will benefit us in the future.
The perfect human being has not yet been born. What separates the content from the forlorn is how we handle our failings. You are a human being of limited strength and ability. You cannot achieve perfection, for that is not your purpose. Instead, you can and must use what limited capacity you have at your disposal as effectively as possible.
Life is essentially and inevitably a one-way journey to the grave, beyond which we have no way of knowing what, if anything, awaits us. Life, this life, is therefore all we possess. Thus it is our right and duty to make the best of it, to the very best of our ability. To neglect this responsibility is a betrayal not only of ourselves, but of whatever superior power may have gifted us this existence.
Know yourself. Understand your situation. Where are you now? What are your assets and strengths? What are your weaknesses and liabilities? What are your hopes and dreams? How best can you fulfill as much of your potential as possible? Often these are the hardest questions to answer, but without grasping the nettle you cannot hope to move forwards positively.
Is there anything you can do to improve the situation? If there is, do it. If not, then you are going to have to live with it, and you'd better start planning how you can make the best of a rough deal and focus on those things you CAN have an impact on.
Just like you everyone else has also made mistakes, wilful or otherwise, because to err is human. What counts is how we deal with the consequences. To wallow in sorrow and regret is to compound the damage. To seek to learn and make amends is to progress.
- from an e-article of abracad