How to Forget About Your Problems in Life
To be honest, I don’t know exactly what you and I have in common. It might be a lot. It might be very little.
But what I do know is there’s one common thing we share…
We’re both human.
And there’s a lot that comes with being a human being. There are a lot of things we share that you don’t think about too often.
We all have our own problems and things we’re trying to navigate in life. We all have emotions and feelings of highs and lows, ups and downs. We all have our own insecurities and fears.
And honestly, it can be a lot sometimes. There are times when we’ve felt like the weight of the world was crushing us, where we just need an escape from it all.
Luckily, there’s a simple solution. And it’s something I know for a fact we’ve all done before.
The easiest way to escape the weight of the world and universe is to embrace our place in it.
Yep, I’m talking about going outside on a cool evening, looking up at the clear sky, and simply gazing up at the sea of stars above (probably not what you were expecting, huh?).
Okay, okay, I might be a little biased because this is one of my absolute favorite things to do in life. But in my opinion, there’s just no better way to shift your perspective from the micro to the macro.
Whenever it feels like the world is too heavy on your shoulders and your problems are too much to bare, it always helps to think about how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things.
It’s a wonderful and terrifying realization all at the same time. And I love it.
Because here’s the thing, when you gaze up at those millions of glowing specks in the night sky, everything fades away… even just for a moment.
No more problems. No more anxious thoughts. No more worries.
It’s just you and those tiny dots shining from millions of light-years away. Some of them may not even exist anymore. But you still see that light.
Think about how crazy that is for a second. How is that even possible?
Want to hear something even crazier?
Think about yourself on earth. Think about how big earth is and how small you are compared to it. Think about how big the sun and how small earth is compared to it.
Think about how there are other planets surrounding our sun. Think about looking up at all those tiny dots in the sky, millions of light-years away, and coming to the realization that every single one of those is a sun just like ours with planets surrounding each one just like ours.
Think about the possibility that we could be alone in the universe or the possibility that there could be other life on other planets just like ours.
Think about the fact that as far as we know, the universe is infinite, with infinite possibilities and infinite opportunities. Then think about how you’re here reading this, thinking about the infinite vastness of the universe and how incredible and improbable it is that you’re even here to begin with at all?
Are you starting to see how small you and your problems are when you think on a much bigger scale?
Look, we’re all human. We all have our problems and are just trying to navigate the improbability of life together.
And whether you think that’s a beautiful or terrifying thing (or a combination of both), I think there’s one thing we can all agree on…
Life is unpredictable and crazy, your problems are never as big as they seem, you’re quite literally a walking miracle, and God is just laughing at us from above because we always take life too seriously.
Don’t forget to zoom out and change your perspective every now and then.
Never stop dreaming,