Embrace Your Blue Sky Resilience

Adrian S. Potter
3 min readFeb 5, 2024

This quote could be your rallying cry to maintain optimism in your life.

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Andy Puddicombe is a British meditation and mindfulness expert, as well as the co-founder of Headspace, a popular meditation app. Born in London, Puddicombe pursued his interest in meditation by becoming a Buddhist monk, spending several years in monasteries across Asia.

After returning to the UK, he collaborated with his business partner, Rich Pierson, to create Headspace in 2010. Puddicombe is known for his accessible and modern approach to meditation, making mindfulness practices more mainstream and user-friendly. His teachings often blend traditional mindfulness techniques with a contemporary, relatable style, making meditation accessible to people from all walks of life.

Through Headspace, Puddicombe has played a significant role in popularizing meditation, helping individuals worldwide incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives for improved mental well-being. One quote of his -

“Remember the blue sky. It may at times be obscured by clouds, but it is always there.”

— serves as a personal catalyst for my optimistic outlook. Let’s break this quote down to see why it provides so much de facto motivation.

“Remember the blue sky.”

This part encourages us to focus on the positive aspects of life, using the familiar metaphor of a clear blue sky. The blue sky symbolizes clarity, calmness, and an upbeat perspective.

“It may at times be obscured by clouds…”

Here, the quote acknowledges that challenges and difficulties (represented by clouds) are a natural part of life. It recognizes that we all go through tough times, but as Robert Schuller once said, “Tough times never last but tough people do.”

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“…but it is always there.”

Despite the looming presence of challenges, the quote emphasizes that the constructive and promising aspects of life are constant. The blue…

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Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity · www.adrianspotter.com