Some days have themes. They are reminders that we can't control everything and there are times when the Universe conspires against you. All you can do is take a few deep breaths and go make some tea.
You can see where the disappointment lies. We’re never in control, not of anything but the monologue in our head and the actions we choose to take. Everything else, if we’re lucky, is a matter of influence. If we do our work and invest our energy, perhaps we can influence events, perhaps we can contribute…… Continue reading “When the illusion of control collides with the reality of influence”
Ever notice how we fixate on how we think things should be and our attachment to that expectation just causes frustration and anxiety when things don’t actually turn out the way we expected? What would happen if we let go of that attachment and adapted to the circumstances we find ourselves in instead? I came across…… Continue reading “… you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening.”
Dr Kelly Flanagan’s post titled “Why We Should All Just Give Up” resonates with me. I often feel as if I am fighting against some impossible force to get simple things done. My first thought is to fight and keep fighting until I have overcome the challenge, and that is sometimes just getting out of…… Continue reading “I was giving up on the life my false self tells me I must live”