Midnight Motivations and Musings #59…


The awareness that in actual practice these words are easier said than done doesn’t escape me at all, especially due to the fact that human beings are sensory and emotionally guided.

Nevertheless, we can’t allow our lives to be like flotsams and jetsams, drifting down the bay and tossed about by each wave that casts its ripples our way.

We have to grow some sense of emotional intelligence and let the rational part of us along with grounded tenets built over time help us ride through the rough seasons of life.

If we toss in the towel, fall apart and melt into a puddle with every hard stone that’s catapulted our way, not only will it be such a hectic life but an unruly one as well.

Naturally, we are not hewn from stone and will react to issue’s that concerns us, but we should bear in mind that life continues whether we are in a pool of misery or deliriously happy.

Choosing to be happy or okay is a conscious and consistent effort.

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

21 thoughts on “Midnight Motivations and Musings #59…

  1. So true that “emotional intelligence” needs to be actively pursued in order not to “melt into a puddle.” Thank-you for sharing these valuable and insightful words. ❀

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  2. “Choosing to be happy or okay is a conscious and consistent effort.” — so true and it’s so easy to get caught up in life’s “rocking state” and forget this essential fact. I like your idea that sticking to our tenets can help with that. It’s like setting parameters for how we deal with life.

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  3. “a pool of misery or deliriously happy” Fortunately most of life if neither. On a scale of 1 (misery) to 10 (deliriously happy) I run about six to eight almost every day. I like it that way. I don’t like unhappy and I think a 10 every day would get pretty boring. How’s that analysis?

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