Simple Ways To Stop Sweating The Small Stuff

“Don’t sweat the small stuff…and it’s all small stuff.” ~ Richard Carlson

Do you ever stop and look at the immensity of the sky or the sea; do you ever stop and look at the stars, into infinity?

I do this very often and what I love the most is to look at the Moon. I love the Moon, there is something so powerful about it from my own perspective, and to be able to see the Moon from our planet and to know that people can go on the Moon and observe planet Earth from there is just fascinating to me.

Stop Sweating The Small Stuff

Can you imagine yourself on the Moon looking down on Earth? Just writing about this gives me shivers. Why am I talking about the Moon, about the stars, the ocean, you may ask? Well, you see, when you look at these things, you realize how much we stress about the little things and you realize what really matters in life.

Looking down on Earth from the Moon, you realize that there is no need to fight with your spouse, there is no need to hate your fellow humans, there is no need for wars, for we are all in this together, and I often hear Wayne Dyer use this quote that I feel it resonates with what I am talking about,

“When you live on a round planet, there is no choosing sides.”

Whenever you feel like things are getting too complicated and whenever you feel like you can’t take it anymore, why not just take a break and look into the sky, look at the sea, at the stars, and if none of these is an option, just find a quiet place and close your eyes for a minute or two.

See yourself walking on the beach and looking at the immensity of the ocean, or see yourself at night lying in a hammock and looking at the stars. By doing so you will be able to see the big picture, and you will be able to detach from your own frustrations and your own pain.

It’s that simple. We are not separate and we are not in this world to inflict pain and suffering on to each other, but rather we are here to learn to live in harmony and create beautiful things together, not to destroy them.

“No tree has branches so foolish as to fight amongst themselves.” ~ Native American saying

~love, Luminita💫

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Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita, the Founder of PurposeFairy, is an enthusiastic student of the arts, psychology, and spirituality. Her acclaimed blog post, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy , was shared by over 1.3 million people on Facebook. Later on, it became the heart of her book, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy., book that was published by Penguin Random House. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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7 Comments

  • Mark

    1, August 2012 at 7:58 am

    I agree that people often stress about the little problems we have in life. Whenever something does not go our way we as humans feel as if it is a personal indictment on oneself. We make mistakes all the time and must deal with them.

    Remember, no matter how much you fail, never give up until you succeed.

  • Eileen Wong

    30, June 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Beautiful post! I kind of teared up when you reminded us of the vast beauty of nature and the world. Thank you so much! 😀

  • Molly

    27, June 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Always love what you write. When I go to post on FB, I think ppl only read the quote, whereas the article is what is the greatest.
    I LOVE WHAT YOU WRITE. What is your “real name”? Do you have a book? Tied for favorite on the web. Thank you!!!!

  • Marie

    27, June 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I look at the stars and moon all the time. When you send your wishes to the full moon they come true!!

  • danaadmin

    27, June 2012 at 2:00 pm

    My pleasure 🙂

  • David J. Singer

    27, June 2012 at 9:53 am

    Nice piece. And I hadn’t heard that quote before… “When you live on a round planet, there is no choosing sides.” I like it. Thanks Dana 🙂

  • Jia Ni

    27, June 2012 at 2:28 am

    Great reminder. Don’t sweat the small stuff – we are all here to create and live happily! Thanks! 🙂 x

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