Did you ever notice, the more you worry about things, the bigger they get? It’s almost as if while you think about something you’re giving it power by actualizing it.
Perhaps we can learn something from this…
As my wise husband would say as I fret over something that I can’t change, “Are you bleeding?” “Can they hurt you?” and as I answer in the negative and usually kind of laugh at the absurdity of the truth of the matter, I realize he’s right. Sometimes we need to step back from a problem and put it in perspective, if it’s not going to actually hurt us physically, what’s the big deal?
After a problem has worked itself out, the way it was going to anyway, you realize all your gyrations and mental obsession did nothing to change the outcome except upset yourself.
How crazy is that? Why do that to yourself? Is it all drama and obfuscation from really handling things head-on or refusal of acceptance that some things can’t be changed by us humans? Calm acceptance after doing what you can do is so much wiser.
Just some thoughts I had today…..what do you think?
© Evelyn Garone 6.5.14
Thank you for a thoughtful article. What you are struggling with is control. Stress comes from not accepting things which our out of our control. I actually just wrote an article about this myself. Check it out if you have a chance:http://364daysofthanksgiving.com/control/
I hope it helps!
Thank you for reading. I will check out your blog. You are right…I hate when things are out of my control…have to learn to “give it” to the Universe! Evie
A wise husband. 🙂
So true, he’s wonderful!