Sometimes, it feels like it’s all good and all is well. We feel calm and contented, peaceful and joyful, loving and connected, and just generally well.
We love feeling like this. Universally, everyone knows what this feels like, we all enjoy it, and we all strive to get back there when we’re not feeling it.
But it’s easy to misunderstand what we’re feeling. Often, it looks like we’re feeling life “going our way”.
It looks like we feel good because the person we want to spend time with also wants to spend time with us. It looks like we feel joyful because we got that promotion. It looks like we feel peaceful because it’s a sunny Saturday. It looks like we feel love because we found the right person to love us.
And so we attribute all those good feelings to things outside of us: our circumstances, environment, and other people. We feel great and automatically scan our lives for the reason for that great feeling.
Oh it must be the sun! The recognition! The lovely person! The day off!
When it truth, we feel good because we naturally, by default, ARE well-being.
When we’re feeling good we’re simply feeling our default natural state without the interference of thought. That’s it.
We think it’s the sun but really it’s the lack of critical thinking about the weather.
We think it’s that special person but really it’s any human we’re in the moment with when we’re not listening to our insecure, self-conscious thinking.
We think it’s the day off but really it’s just lack of thinking about the work week, our to-do lists and our perceived responsibilities.
When we have less on our minds, we all, universally, consistently, feel like all is well. We feel contented, we feel peaceful, we feel connected and all is good.
It’s true that we’re not always going to have little to nothing on our minds. All humans feel busy, sped up, caught up and stressed from time to time.
But that experience is always moving, always ebbing and flowing if we let it move through us.
When we’re not trying to fight it, fix it or control it, it just leaves on it’s own accord and we’re right back to having not much on our minds and feeling great.
So if you don’t feel that all is well, that’s okay. Give the system a minute or two to reset. Don’t try to do anything with your thinking, don’t listen to it, don’t take it seriously, don’t engage with it.
The minute it’s allowed to come and go as it’s designed, it reveals what’s always just underneath it: love, peace, connection, contentedness, joy and well-being.
And then, once again, it’s all good.