It's an incredibly comforting thought -- that no matter what life throws at us, we always have what we need.
So there's your uplifting, motivational message for the day: Nothing is completely controllable, life is unpredictable and always changing, and anxiety and discomfort are just par for the course. So let go, ride the waves, and breathe.
Thoughts, technology, drugs, and whatever else we use to escape aren’t really the problem, though. The problem is our inability to be with what is. It’s our need to avoid discomfort by whatever means necessary.
"Seeking security or perfection, rejoicing in feeling confirmed and whole, self-contained and comfortable, is some kind of death. It doesn't have any fresh air."
I'm learning I expect a lot out of people, especially people I care about. And this is proving to be a problem.
Life is not about the busyness. It's not about the doing and achieving. Those are all part of it, of course, but, really, life is all about the spaces in between.
Now, I sometimes find myself feeling "lonely but not alone." I may interact with people, but I don't feel a connection. I may have conversations, but they feel empty. I express my thoughts, but they don't seem to find a landing spot.
Every so often, I find myself being sucked in by snowball mentality. Snowball mentality: noun snow·ball - men·tal·i·ty (snōˈbôl - men-ˈta-lə-tē) a mode or way of thinking characterized by a single, simple thought rapidly devolving into a succession of related thoughts that threaten to overtake the thinker with impending doom. So... Continue Reading →