Too Good to be True

If you think this is too good to be true, it probably is. Follow your instinct. You are right in what you feel. However, there is a fine line between being realistic and pessimistic. Whether it is too good to be true or it is in fact true, will prove itself with time.

And by that I am not saying to question every good thing that happens in your life. I am just saying that sometimes we experience things in life and it seems so unreal, so fantastic. We experience such an enormous amount of joy that we cannot wrap our heads around it. And these moments we wanted to live so much that for a second you don’t believe it is really happening. That is when you question: is it too good to be true?

Sometimes it is and other times it is not. Time will always tell. Some things we experience do not last and that is when your question is answered. And sometimes life takes a different turn and you get a break. It almost feels like when good things happen, it is weird. That is because life is not full of roses. It is usually full of thorns. So when the roses show up at your door step, you do not know how to think, how to feel, should you get comfortable, or should you keep one eye at the back of your head, just in-case …

When you have been disappointed time and time again, when you have been hurt, robbed of your happiness by people who entered your life; you just end up questioning everything. You lose trust in people, you lose trust in your judgment, you keep expecting more disappointments even though deep down you just need one thing to go right for a change. Sometimes we are so blinded by our resentment towards others and bad circumstances that forever changed us, and we forget that tomorrow is a new day. Yes, tomorrow can be different.

When good things happen for us, we need to just enjoy it. Accept that it is time to get that break, live in the moment, do not worry about the past or how things used to be, just let go and let live. This reminds me of this quote I once read by Lao Tzu:
“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.”

Ask yourself, why do you live in self-pity? Why do you think good things will not happen for you? Why do you keep saying negative things and believing that you have bad luck? Your life is merely an image of your own thoughts and beliefs. You keep believing it will be tough and so it will.  I know I sound like a hypocrite by saying this because I fall into the same trap myself. I do feel sorry for myself from time to time. I do wish things were different. I do say negative words, I do complain and I do find myself doubting when good things happen. On the other hand, there were times where I have done the exact opposite and the result was different. Things looked better than I ever wished for. Things happened my way. Life seemed perfect at times. This was all because I changed my outlook on things and my thoughts were positive and I let go of controlling the outcome.

I know that what is meant to be will be and in the same token I know that my attitude in life will direct me to the path I am meant to take. Whether I get there through a couple of turns along the way or I go through many turns, that is up to me and what I choose to believe.

So it may seem that it is too good to be true. But why not? We deserve it. If it is TRUE then be grateful and if not then wait for the day when it will be both Good and True.

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