THIS is my kind of day, my kind of Beautiful Day (the U2 way)! It's very gloomy from where I am...thick, heavy gray clouds suspended and begging to burst. Yes, I love such days. I find them relaxing and something about the gloom triggers introspection and sentimentality. Somehow, though I suspect that when U2 came up with 'Beautiful Day' they were actually envisioning a bright, sunny image, I also think the point is that the song applies to any kind of day.
I particularly love that one line from the song that says "what you don't have, you don't need it now". It's a mantra that I find very useful and have to constantly remind myself of.
If you don't have it in your life, you don't need it now.
What you have now, has a purpose in your life.
There is a reason you do not have what you do not have in your life now and it's because who you are at this moment has no need for it.
You are where you need to be.
For someone who has a strong sense of insatiability, this kind of wisdom is quite difficult to swallow. I resist it. I oftentimes find myself driven and consumed by my wants, my what ifs or could've beens. Anything BUT the present, the now. Don't get me wrong. I know what gratitude means and I do my best to practice it. However, admittedly, and sadly, it is not what fuels me. I still find myself looking at the glass half-empty rather than half-full. I still give in to the void instead of drowning it with whatever light I have in my life. I give power to what is not there, instead of soaking in the energy of what is present and blessed.
I see. But seeing the path is not quite the same as treading it. Seeing the glass half-full though makes me grateful that I at least see and am aware of which direction to aspire for. Because as Master Yoda says, "Named must your fear be before banish it you can".
May the Force be with all of us! Actually, TRUST that the FORCE IS with all of us.