WOW: Life Is A Box Of…

This morning while jogging, my brother said what he always says to me, ‘Life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you’re gonna get’, but this time I thought, bro you are wrong. So I said back to him, ‘ Life is like a box of crayons. You get to choose from a bunch of colors and create your life away!’ Yes, I have conversations in my head with myself very often. Don’t judge me now.

Honestly, I think the truth is somewhere between the two philosophies. I learned a long time ago, while studying metaphysics, that life is not happening to me, but instead, life is happening through me. It is always, always, always my choice how I react to a situation or experience, even if it appears to be devastating, chaotic, and downright ugly. The filter through which I see the world is my own Conscious Mind, one with Infinite Loving Spirit. When I can really know and accept this, down in my bones, I am free to see everything that comes down the pike in a new way, with a New Thought mentality. A great example of this is the recent transition of my life few years back when I had faced major financial crisis not once but few times. My family has taken it very hard because we were not prepared for a life with less money. It is so easy to fall right into self-pity, sadness and despair.

My crayon choices in this situation were to be really dark; the black and blue of the deep pain, the brown and grey mucky feelings of anger and hurt. I can even go to a bright red of blame and guilt and shame if I choose. But the crayons I picked up during this situation bright, happy colors. I choose yellow, green, and purple! I drew a big sun above my head in my mind and remember the light was and still is in this world. Using the green I created a beautiful field around me and my family representing how much we got to see each other grow in recent years. And with the purple I colored big stars around my family remembering how we sparkled, and how proud we were/are of my sparkles.

I can choose to think of all the good the problems of life brought to me, the lessons, and be grateful that I turned brave to handle such grave situation with confidence. So, yes, life is somewhat box-of-chocolatey. It certainly can be surprising. But how I choose to draw over the situation, memory or feeling with my Conscious Mind is entirely up to me. I choose to live life in color, and you can too! So break out the crayons and get busy thinking rainbows of joy, peace, and love!

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

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Author: Novemberschild

I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.

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5 thoughts on “WOW: Life Is A Box Of…

  • September 22, 2017 at 5:23 pm
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    Love the thought that “life is not happening to me, but instead, life is happening through me”.
    It is easy to fall into gloom & self-pity when crisis strikes but truly what matters is how we react to it. Next time I am feeling blue I will certainly remember the way you used bright colours to turn the situation around. Thank you and kudos to you for being courageous to handle the situation well and sharing it with all of us.

  • September 20, 2017 at 1:18 am
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    I loved your take on this topic and your real life situation! Indeed it was courageous and effective idea you stuck to. Congratulations! fellow WOW Winner 🙂

  • September 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm
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    Loved the way you translated every emotion in terms of colours! Appreciate ur courage to choose brighter shades in the wake of gloom!
    -Anagha from Team Mocktailmommies

  • September 17, 2017 at 10:22 am
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    This is a beautiful thought Dear. And kudos to your for being strong. I hopw you know that you are an inspiration to so many like us.

  • September 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm
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    I agree life is indeed like a box of crayons.

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