Your world. Your worries.

I walked on the lawn with bare feet the other day.

For a moment my senses were teased and I felt grounded.

I gazed around the garden and looked past the sprouting indigenous trees, and instead noticed the chores left unfinished, or new ones that begged for my attention.

I walked on and paid little attention to them because the lawn felt so good beneath my feet.

In that moment I knew that even the reality of this world and all its worries could not rob me of the fascination of that moment.

But no sooner had that thought occurred that I found myself robbing myself of that which the world was unable to take from me.

That’s when I realised that I willingly give up that peace, or that moment of beauty, when I allow myself or others to contaminate it by worrying about that which I can’t change or influence in that very moment.

The most common cause of such worry is self-pity, feverish self-pity is driven by our belief that no one cares enough to share our load, or consider our needs.

Self-pity is driven by ingratitude.

That ingratitude is not only for what others contribute, in their own way, towards our lives, but especially ingratitude for how much value we’re able to contribute towards others if we didn’t worry about getting credit for it.

Focus on the value that you can create in the world around you, and your gratitude for who you are will create the peace in your heart that you’re so desperately in need of.

It always starts with you.

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