The mind will have stragies to obliterate "wanting" OR control myself. OR the mind will flip into truly no longer wanting...with a depressive quality. How do you want, and not have (yet) and have fun in every position? Some wanting is good!!
Peace is being connected to others, not focused on the content or the "things" that might be missing or out of order.
When you reconsider how you've been conditioned to hate disease, injury or death....you may find more freedom than you ever imagined.
In the end, being gentle overcomes the rigid....like in the Tao when you read that water, even when its soft and yielding, can dissolve the hard and inflexible. Letting your mind be soft is an amazing feeling when it comes to thinking about injury, sickness, pain and being trapped in a body.
This may seem odd...but suffering over injury, sickness and traumatic experience may be softened if you can spend some time finding benefits, advantages or interesting things coming out of your hard times. Here's one example.
How do we work with thoughts that create deep unhappiness or upset? First, you might consider the greatest fears....that you might experience unhappiness!
When thoughts come quickly it's difficult when you have the additional thought "this is too much, I can't take all these thoughts, there are too many!" What if you just started with the one on top? One step at a time--it'll be OK.
When we have stressful thoughts running...is it possible to actually NOT REACT? This week, we're exploring HOW.
Hilarious one day when I discovered the very thought of self-improvement has a funny flavor of ego-centeredness, in other words--I need to change, fix, alter or adjust myself. Are you the one in charge?
That self-centered self-focused thinking comments about everything, have you noticed? Noticing is the first step.
Even if you don't like what happens, it happens. Everyone experiences hard times.
The strange paradox about uncertainty is that there are many things we behave pretty certainly about: there will be a tomorrow, if I get on this airplane flying to Seattle, it's probably going to Seattle. We can use this certainly to enjoy what is ordinary.
I've sure felt a lot of anxiety in my life! When you feel anxious about what could happen, here's a way you might question your thinking, and relax.