Life is Beautiful even when it feels like it might not be. When grief and loss and sadness hit you, Life is still Beautiful. One of my favorite visualizations that I love from the Headspace app is the idea of the blue sky. Watch this very short 1 minute clip for an explanation of the visualization: Blue Sky Animation.
When the dark clouds appear in your life it becomes very easy to forget that the blue sky is always somewhere behind there.
Life is Beautiful because you can surround yourself with a support system of positive people who can do wonders to help you when you feel down.
Life is Beautiful because you can be that person who lifts others up when they are down. You can be that person for many people. A lot of mental health issues are a result of isolation. Be the person that people feel like they can talk to when they need an ear.
Life is Beautiful because of freedom. For this one, I’m just going to quote David Foster Wallace’s “This is Water” speech.
” And the world will not discourage you from operating on your default-settings, because the world of men and money and power hums along quite nicely on the fuel of fear and contempt and frustration and craving and the worship of self. Our own present culture has harnessed these forces in ways that have yielded extraordinary wealth and comfort and personal freedom. The freedom to be lords of our own tiny skull-sized kingdoms, alone at the center of all creation. This kind of freedom has much to recommend it. But of course there are all different kinds of freedom, and the kind that is most precious you will not hear much talked about in the great outside world of winning and achieving and displaying. The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. That is real freedom. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default-setting, the “rat race”-the constant gnawing sense of having had and lost some infinite thing.”
Life is Beautiful.