Don’t Borrow Trouble #FridayReflections

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! 😉

So this week I’ve done #MicroblogMondays, #1Word Wednesdays and #WriteorDie Wednesdays on this blog. It’s only natural then that I do #FridayReflections too here.
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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

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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?

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Join Janine Ripper and Mackenzie Glanville and some other cool bloggers (me included!) for the #FridayReflections every 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


4 thoughts

  1. Thank you first of all for linking up with us, we love your posts. I love what you write about here, in fact it was just what I needed to hear. I do forget that sometimes I need a rest, but I really do need to do that!


  2. It really pays to listen to your body (and mind) and what it’s trying to tell you! I had that moment last night when I sat on the couch to work after a day at work and passed out. Im actually really behind in my work (too many jobs) but I didnt get angry at myself as I needed it. It’s great being a reformed worrier!


  3. Great post Corinne and so true. Why are we so hard on ourselves? After coming back to Turkey in the New Year I wished for a weeks rain so I could relax and rest. I am retired. A friend asked me why I needed permission (rain) to allow myself to rest.? As you say, when your attitude changes, so does everything else


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