Optimism Vs Environment

One of very good friends of mine sent an inspiring text to me. It says, “All the water in the sea can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside it. Similarly all the sadness in the world cannot put you down unless you let it inside you”.

Though I tend to have an optimistic approach But I found it illogical. I had a point to put forward.

You can’t stop the entering water into the ship if it is broken similarly the sadness will find its way to the Broken Heart.

What is your take on this?

Comments

  1. This is from the book PLAN B by Anne Lamott:
    —There’s a lovely Hasidic story of a rabbi who always told his people that if they studied the Torah, it would put Scripture on their hearts. One of them asked, “Why on our hearts, and not in them?” The rabbi answered, “Only God can put Scripture inside. But reading sacred text can put in on your hearts, and then when your hearts break, the holy words will fall inside.”
    Your friend might not realize that the ocean contains not only sadness but love and joy. If our hearts are impervious to pain, won’t they also be impervious to happiness? –Mary