I’ve been missing out on some lovely blog hops this month, because I’ve been doing the A to Z Challenge on Everyday Gyaan. I’ve decided to do all the regular hops here, so I don’t miss out on the fun and build content here simultaneously. I’m smart that way! 😉
Don’t borrow trouble!
Now that’s something a dyed-in-the-wool ‘worrier’ like me had to learn. When I stopped worrying about a lot of things, including the big one ‘what will people think of me?’, I felt I had come a long way. I am glad that the practice of gratitude has brought a lot of peace and acceptance of things. And I’ve begun to see that things happen for a reason.
However, there’s something I’m still working on and this week I had another chance for a ‘lesson’ in it. I get upset with myself when I am not able to meet certain deadlines or do the things I’ve planned. This week, I was upset when I wasn’t able to keep up with the hectic blogging schedule for the A to Z Challenge. I had the time, I just didn’t have the inclination! I began my usual self-analysis…… That’s until I read this:
“We often wonder what to do about negativity or certain troubling emotions. In the spaciousness of meditation, you can view your thoughts and emotions with a totally unbiased attitude. When your attitude changes, then the whole atmosphere of your mind changes, even the very nature of your thoughts and emotions. When you become more agreeable, then they do; if you have no difficulty with them, they will have no difficulty with you either.”
– Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller
No point borrowing trouble, I told myself. I am not going to analyse myself. Instead I read more, slept more and generally rested. I realized that the hectic activity of last week was catching up on me and all I need was rest.
How often we forget that! And how much we need it!
What did you learn or re-learn this week?
The writing prompts for this week’s Friday Reflections are:
– Reflect on something negative that happened this week, flipping it on its head and finding a positive outcome in it.
– I couldn’t imagine living without…
– Reflect on the following quote:
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” – John F. Kennedy