The other day I was catching up with a friend and sharing what was currently on our plate and she said to me, ”You need to tell them your circus is full.” Your circus is a full act already and what you are juggling is already too much and those are not your monkeys. I paused when she said that and looked at her, repeated, “your circus is full” and said, “I like that!” Sometimes people may attempt to make their problems yours. They don’t mean too but they also just may need to have someone else to blame. Being angry takes more energy and time than happiness. One day you will look up and realize all what you have missed being angry. Anger can also overpower the present. Cherish time together while in the moment. The more anger you hold towards the past in your heart, the less capable you are of loving the present.
I just wrote a post yesterday talking about Living in the Moment. There is so much truth to this and so important for many reasons but most importantly if you can learn to let the anger go, the present is more vivid.
“Clarity doesn’t typically happen in your everyday comfortable or distractedly busy type of moments. It’s faint and subtle and breathes from your body only when you’re ready to be honest with yourself. When you’re ready to ask…and actually listen.”
Found this quote from Victoria Erickson and I was thinking about her words. Once you can get to a place where you are honest with yourself, forgive others, let go of the anger, CLARITY creates simplicity.
Simplicity then offers the vivid moments, the moments you cherish. The ones you talk about years from now. Then those in your life and part of your everyday become more loving and forgiving. Choose happiness. Be selective about your Circus. Don’t allow someone else’s monkey’s on your back.
Have a strong Ringleader by your side when your circus is this full. Don’t allow fireballs and only juggle what feels right and what carries love and no anger. My circus is full and has no room for flea bags!
Me and my Ringmaster! (Monkey see Monkey Do)