on looking inward.
Sometimes when I get overwhelmed, I take a few moments to meditate on the vastness of the world. I breathe in, thinking about how very small I am, amidst the chaos of the universe. I breathe out, & I let go of those things that feel like they're holding me back. I close my eyes, then open them again, seeing things in a different, simpler light.
Our problems are so small in the scheme of things, so insignificant compared with the enormity of the world. And to me, that is a big comfort.
That thought allows me to look inward & concentrate on being the best I, myself can be at any given moment. In times when I feel as though I lack any & all power, I have power over myself. I have power over my emotions, over my feelings, over how I choose to view things. I have power over how I present myself, how I react, & how I choose to treat others. And knowing that that is enough - that how I carry myself is enough - eradicates that huge weight I try to carry around from time to time, that includes all of those negative, self-conscious feelings.
I look inward, & I do my best.
And that is enough.
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