Mind is just crazy to defend itself, validate, be right
It’s such an obsessive thing. I understand it’s kept me alive this long and served me well. But there has to come a time to reign it in, get control, and just settle down. Mind can’t stand to be disrespected, dishonored, or especially dismissed! But who’s in charge here? Sometimes I wonder.
Directed mind, guided in mind-full-ness, can take me away from the stress and into a place of peace. I know that when I pause for a breath, I can tell my mind it’s all right. We’ve been through tough world times before and this is no different. Instead of allowing unfocused mind to run like a crazed bull looking for trouble, I need to bring myself back to personalize the situation. What do I really want right now? Do I want to continue being upset, or do I want to have fun? Then I read this:
“Are you committed to being happy, no matter what happens to you? ….when everything goes against you, when injustice happens, when someone screws you over, when you lose something or someone you love……?” Tony Robbins
And he goes on to explain how to Suffer Less! Committed to Happiness. I really like the sound of that. I know one thing, I am committed to seeking out what excites me. I also know that my personal unusual life, like leisurely viewing the winter stars on a warm mid-February night, is my new normal, and no one else’s. I don’t have to defend or validate it because it’s mine. I’m not making a stand for global warming. It’s my personal memory. And I know that others opinions are not worth my energy to comment about, since it doesn’t make me happy in the least. Doing this painting today made me happy. Maybe it’s a metaphor to trudging through the muck, and climbing over the rocky bridge, because something good is waiting at the other end. Something special, magical, loving, and good.
So take Mind on an adventure, just the two of you. Explore, be in the moment, and find something exciting to do! Create your own personal heart memories.