It’s been a while since I wrote on here, and I’m not even trying to make this post particularly long. I’ve just realized that since my life has begun to improve, almost with inverse correlation has the time I’ve spent reflecting.
Funny enough, the reason for me want to write comes from a podcast I listened to. That podcast was actually the Joe Rogan podcast with Matthew McConaughey. I’ll even admit that I only listened to less than 15 minutes or so. But one thing did stick with me, and that was that Matthew admitted to having been a consistent writer, personal journaling, and self-reflection that is. And to top that, he says he’s been doing it for over 20 years. And that’s crazy.
I actually found that pretty amazing. I’ve barely been writing here for 2 years, and already I’ve fallen off the consistency grind. I’ve realized us, as humans, only tend to do self-reflection in times of distress or when we feel a personal dissatifsaction with our own lives.
While this is all well and good, it tends all lead to one thing:
We stop reflecting during the good times.
And to be honest, I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to look back on my journal entries or blog posts and see that I’ve only written about depressing things. No, I want to look back and read about the times I was winning at life; the times I was happy.
I heard someone once say, “Life isn’t about being happy because happiness doesn’t last. So when you do get those moments where you’re truly happy, cherish them. Be grateful for those moments.”
And quotes like these really stick with me, mostly due to how true they are. And to go back to the title of this post, I wanna say that in the same token that happiness doesn’t last, nor does times of despair, at least they don’t have to.
When you take time to reflect and figure your self out, and to realize what mistakes you made to end up in a dark and low place, and then, actually takes steps in order to improve it, well, it almost always does find a way of working itself out. You ride the highs and lows of life.
I’m not sure what power in the universe allows for us to almost always find a way of working out our problems, or if it’s just simply random chances of good and bad luck that we’re all subject to facing, but one thing for certain is that we, again, almost always find a way to bounce back up.
And like I said, I want to make a better effort of documenting every point of my life, including the high ones.
So, while I’m feeling happy for where I am now, expect to see more of me posting. I hope anyone reading this will do the same.
thanks for reading,