The world is an ugly, brutal, savage, greedy, unfeeling, and uncaring place.
The world is also a beautiful, gracious, humbling, compassionate, selfless, loving, and inspiring place.
Earth, like us, is full of duality, running parallel with each other and, quite often, intertwining with each other, multiple times a day.
It can be confusing, but it does not have to be.
It is not simply a matter of considering the situation unfolding before you with an abundance mindset or a scarcity mindset. That's nice, but it doesn't complete the picture.
It is understanding this matter of fact: sometimes you must fight and sometimes you must flow.
To fight when you should flow saps the soul of its passion, hope and energy. To flow when you should fight causes anxiety, resentment, and anger.
How can you properly navigate the multiple emotional tides of each day on this planet effectively?
By understanding your Self, first.
What matters to you? What doesn't matter? Hint: if you really understand your Self, most things don't really matter.
Is it the situation or is it your response to the situation that is causing you pain?
Do you exist to point out problems and then make it someone else's job to fix them? Or do you exist to solve (or help solve) the problems you see as best you can?
Do social media "likes" and arguments matter to you? Do you watch the news? Do you need someone to tell you what to think, say, feel, or buy?
What are your principles? What do you value? How do you train your body, your mind, and your Spirit to handle daily obstacles or competition? To meet death?
Must things always be black and white for you to accept them, or do you believe in a world that is full of color, possibility and endless options?
What do you see when you look up at the infinite stars? What do you feel? When's the last time you contemplated the ridiculous vastness of the universe and applied it to your existence here and now?
These are daily questions to ask oneself.
The world is not always savage, nor is it always noble. You can be a noble savage too. If you know your Self. Hugs.