Gray Clouds Are Also Part Of Beautiful Landscapes

Gray clouds are also part of beautiful landscapes

The sky, with its interesting mutations, is a bit like the sea in which our life is reflected, it is the canvas on which we can find parallel, similar or comparable phenomena. In the two dimensions (earth and sky; heart and emotion), in that of clouds and in that of everyday life, there are moments, whole days at times, of storm. Based on the area in which you live, of course, as well as the environment that surrounds us. We talk about the sun and the gray clouds that rage when there is a blizzard.

Because a rainy day, when the sky is full of gray clouds, can be enchanting when it is a little cold and you are sheltered with a book in your hand… because sometimes the stories of others soothe ours. Written words speak to us and we listen to them. We pronounce them through a silent dialogue in which we are free, because there are no characters who judge or sell advice, if not in exchange for a laugh, just as there is no one who does not listen.

Lights reflected on the rain

Days of gray clouds

You will certainly remember more than one day in which you thought “how nice it would have been today to stay in bed; if I had known, I would not have got up ”. It is curious, because too often we do not think that in order to give value to a green light, a red one must exist. Indeed, it must not only exist, but we must also meet it several times. It may seem paradoxical, but many times it is our little misfortunes that help us value our great fortunes.

In the red light, as in the cold stormy day, we can find opportunities. That of closing your eyes and breathing, that of discovering the stories of the people who had to wait for the green next to us. With this in mind, given that we are unable to regain the time we waste by waiting, why not try to exploit it?

Emotions we feed

A similar thing happens with emotions that we consider negative and unwanted (gray clouds). We are talking about sadness, anger or fear, envy, hatred, sorrow or resentment. Those emotions that nobody wants for themselves or for the people they love. Yet, and here another of our great contradictions is shipwrecked, these are emotions that we do not want, but that we often feed, allowing them to survive, or that we mask by putting them more and more in evidence.

Why, while labeling them as unwanted, do we feed them? Many times we do this simply because they bring us some “secondary benefits”. We find that when we are sad, we get more attention or that when we are angry, others tend to treat us better. It works like this: attention, protective attitude, preference… who would not like to be the object of these privileges?

Girl in the water under the gray clouds

On the other hand, what child has never pretended to be sick for not going to school? Who among us has never simulated an emotion to obtain one of these “benefits”? We may not have done it in a conscious and premeditated way (even if most of the time it is), but no one is so convoluted (excuse the irony) to do it otherwise. It so happens that, contrary to what happens when we try to avoid a boring lesson, emotions usually arise when we simulate them.

To be born or to be maintained. In many cases this simulation appears when the original emotion has disappeared. Let’s imagine that grandmother who, as she got older, saw her family members gather around her to alleviate her suffering and make her life easier. Granny may think that if they stop showing their sadness, others will begin to withdraw their attention from them. It is therefore not strange that you begin to simulate your emotions a little, fueling your pain without realizing it. Because, as we have said, emotions can hardly be simulated without falling into their net.

Energy and information: the great power of gray clouds

A good exercise in introspection can warn us if we are in a dynamic similar to that undertaken by our dear grandmother. This does not mean that we must try to eliminate all the negative emotions we feel. It is useless to deny it, many times we feel really sad and need affection. It doesn’t matter if we get some; it will give us a hand, it will not make us weaker to accept it.

This is one of the sincere cases in which negative emotions take on a sense of adaptation. Another sense, on the other hand, concerns information and energy. All emotions contain these two elements. For example, anger warns us that perhaps someone or something is harming us, while energy allows us to act if we feel it is right to intervene.

If we deem it necessary (and here lies the difference with good emotional management, we will have to find a way to dissipate that energy we feel inside. A way that does no harm to anyone, starting with ourselves.

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