Big Black Bears

Big Black Bears

I’m an innocent bystander, watching the world move slowly by the window of my soul.

It’s Super Tuesday, people rushing or not rushing to the polls to have their voices hopefully heard. Last night a tornado hit Nashville, 9 souls lost in a, path of death and destruction. The Coronavirus “COVID‑19” has landed in my town, people are afraid.

As one student struggles with family issues, another faces health issues; my cat seems to be sleeping a lot.

Contractors working on a home project have me in a state of disillusion and discouragement.

I refuse to look at my investments, if I want a roller coaster ride, I’ll buy an overpriced ticket to 6 Flags Fiesta, Texas.

The news makes one want to crawl back into bed and wake up to a brighter day, but alas, we must continue trudging our happy paths of destiny, minute by hour by day.

Move forward, always moving towards something that shines brightly with whispered rewards of happiness, fulfillment, of being the reason to maintain reason.

Some boast of voting today, being part of the process, part of the solution, while others lament, why bother? In reality, we vote everyday on countless contests.

Shine our light upon the positive and keep pulling the cart or simply shut the light off ~ shine on, be brilliant, be beautiful, be you!

When confronted by a Big Black Bear, one needs to stand and face the bear, never run away, make yourself big, make lots of noise as possible by yelling, banging pots and pans. Perhaps we are now before a raging big, black bear, make yourself big, bigger, be huge!

It matters, our thoughts, where we allow them to take us ~ to the mountaintop or to the valley? A gentle word to lift or a harsh one to lower, kindness or cruelty, this my friends is the question.

Perhaps we cannot change what seems to be so worrisome and wrong, perhaps we can. Recognizing our powerlessness is the first step towards powerfulness, asking for help is a sign of strength. For every Yin, there is a Yang, where there is light, there are shadows, where there is strength, there is weakness.

In life, what is your Big Black Bear?

Today’s Musing: “We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” ~  Seneca”

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  1. Sofia

    Well said Katrina.
    That is so true, statistics say that 90%of our worries never become reality. So let’s stand tall and face the big black bear!

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