Have you ever stared at your computer with no clue what to do next?
I’ve been doing that now for a while. Why don’t I just look at my planner? Or my stickies on my desktop? They usually can tell me what it is I need to do next.
I guess sometimes I’m just too dang tired.
Have you ever felt like this? What’s your remedy for this kind of thingy?
After I’ve listened to the voice in my head telling me the ‘shoulds’, ‘need to’s, and ‘have to’s’, I usually go outside to take a breath or two. Or go and pet Roxy. Those two things usually get me back into the present moment. Because by listening to that voice in my head, I definitely was not present with my Self. I was imprisoned by the chatter box that hijacked my attention once again.
That damn chatterbox.
But then I remember something about that chatterbox…….that it’s another component of my insides that has a job…….and that job is ‘to think’. I wouldn’t ask my heart to stop beating, which is one of its primary jobs, so why would I ask my mind to stop thinking?
Wow, I feel so much better now…….I remember and I smile. And you know what the best thing is about remembering this?
It’s that I realize I don’t have to listen to it anymore and I don’t have to believe everything it says!
Phew……..that sure does take a load off!
And it’s our thoughts that are the catalyst for the emotions that we feel in our body…….including anxiety.
But once you realize the primary job of your brain, then you can stress less. You can finally be aware that your mind thinks and that you don’t have to take its word as truth anymore. Doesn’t that sound like a great remedy! What great medicine it is to know that you not only don’t have to believe your thoughts anymore, but that you ARE NOT your thoughts either!
Now that I’ve written this post……not knowing where it would end up……..I’m so glad I did because it deepened that realization I had a long time ago that I am not my mind, nor my thoughts.
And I still may not have a clue what I’m going to do next, but I now know that there is the possibility that there is nothing to do right now but just BE. And it’s funny how when I decide to just BE, how the mind quiets down automatically……..but don’t worry, it will be back to its ranting and raving again. And why wouldn’t it……that’s its job…………
Can you relate to this? Have you ever become aware of the mind chatter that goes on without you even realizing it?
inhale ~ enjoy ~ exhale,