What To Do When Everything’s Screwed Up

The other day someone told me that we like treating each other like shit. We like fighting. We like arguments.

But I don’t think anyone is enjoying this. As a matter of fact, I know no one is enjoying this. I don’t care what anyone says.

Yes, everything is screwed up. But have you noticed that the fighting isn’t fixing anything and the more we try to “fix”, the more screwed up things seem to get?

How about we just stop trying to fix everything. Logically it sounds crazy, but logic left the building back in 2006 when Twitter was invented.

We need to try something that’s unconventional. We need to try something that involves a little less trying, oddly enough.

I used to think I was pretty screwed up. Hell, I still do. But you know what, it’s not that big of a deal anymore.

You know why? Because I cut back on trying to constantly fix myself. I just started sitting quietly on this little round cushion twice a day and something interesting started to happen.

I learned how to shut up.

I learned that some things just aren’t going to be fixed. At least not the way I think they should be.

My life has gotten an eency, weency, tiny, tiny, bit easier. And remember, little things make a big difference. 

Even the crappy parts don’t seem that bad. But remember, this is only when I shut up! As soon as that old broken record of a mind starts back spinning and I buy into it, the music stops sounding sweet.

Doing nothing actually brings about better results than doing something. Then after I’ve done nothing for a while, I can finally do something worth while.

Confusing right? Yea, life’s like that. We’re only human and let’s be honest, we have no idea what we’re doing. If you think you know, you should probably see a doctor or sell your secrets online.

But I won’t be buying.

I think it’s time we take a break. I think it’s time we start doing less. The way we think things should be doesn’t exist, it’s fantasy.

I promise that if you learn how to sit down and shut up, the way you view your life will change. If you learn how to sit down and shut up, things will start to make more sense, even when they don’t make any sense at all.

A peaceful universe is made up of a bunch of peaceful people. That doesn’t mean we walk around like a bunch of hippies, it’s 2016 for God’s sake! It means that we find peace with ourselves so that no matter what is happening in our lives or in the world, we’re able to approach it with love.

Because when we suffer, what we need most is love. And love is shy, it only shows up in silence.

That’s why we’ve got to shut up, starting now.

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