I used to think I was an outcast. You'll see what I mean, in my neighborhood story I tell! I had the tiniest little house, by comparison to everyone else! Here's how I stopped the war about money.
If you're curious about money, talk with people who have it. Read about money. Open up, instead of hiding.
The belief that you need more money can be very stressful. Can you question this belief, and find peace instead?
It may be strange to give up the fight to heal or stop your resistance, but perhaps if you relax and simply be resistant, and accept yourself right there without attacking yourself, you may get the rest you really need.
How do you know you're being resitant? You're thinking things like "I can't" or "I won't" or "You can't make me".
This week we're talking about Resistance, and how it takes away our inner peace. First thing to do? Talk with the part of you in resistance. Be curious. Give it a voice.
The thought of death, and what it means for you, is one other way to quit believing your thoughts in stressful situations. Consider death. Turn the thought you're thinking around to the opposite. Everything slows down.
When you notice your mind filled with thoughts you kinda want to believe....but you pause and stop, even just a wee bit...what can you do to keep the space opening up and find some balance and peace? Ask this question.
What's the first thing to do when your mind races off in various directions, depending on what you encounter? Stop. Relax. Take a deep breath. Don't "act" immediately. This is possible for everyone.
Anthony DeMello wrote if you love the smell of a flower, you'll love the smell of 1000 flowers.....and have multitudes to choose from. Detachment to specialness can be handled many ways, and lead to a peaceful life.
Sustaining the effort to be in the present moment and not prefer something to be different is all you need to do. You can do this.
The Tao Te Ching says not to try to be clever or rich. What does ordinary look like? You may be surprised if you let yourself be exactly as you are.
Extreme desire can feel totally overwhelming. But what if you notice what you desire is never truly satisfying? Can you also see the thoughts before you ever had the craving? What were those thoughts? They may be painful, but sticking with them to see what they mean, what they say, leads to peace.