On my morning walk, I noticed a spider had built its web from the back bumper of a parked pickup truck to the asphalt of the street below.
That spider’s gonna be mighty disappointed when that truck rolls away.
When your happiness, self-worth, safety or general well-being are attached to something “out there”, your chances of keeping them are tenuous at best. Everything “out there” is shifting and impermanent. At any moment it could roll away, just like the spider’s pickup truck.
The spider is resilient; he will rebuild. And you can, too . . .
But if you choose to hang your happiness or self-worth on outer circumstances being a certain way, or other people acting a certain way, I can guarantee you’ll be rebuilding your web daily – if not moment to moment.
It would be better to anchor your web in more permanent territory. And the only place you’ll find that is inside your own heart and mind.
Today, notice where you’ve anchored your self-worth, well-being and happiness. Would it be in your best interest to make a shift?