Saturday, 18 May 2013

When life brings you to a halt

It's been programmed into western thinking that we have to do, rush, achieve, at all costs, even at the expense of our well being sometimes. It's easy to get trapped in this form of thinking. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we don't get the results we want. And we do get a whole lot of frustration in the process.

A lot of people think that by hard work alone, one deserves to get rich or successful or achieve results. But life just doesn't work like that. A whole blog post could easily be devoted to this subject alone, and I won't expand on it now. Working hard can be good, but it's important to strike a balance somewhere. And this can sometimes mean taking a breather and looking at the bigger picture.

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And so I got to a situation this week where I had quite a lot on my plate, and ended up having to prioritise and postpone some of the tasks I wanted to do, as it was all getting a bit much. I am grateful for people who helped me get back to my senses a bit, if you read this, you know who you are. My mind might say 'You've got to get all this done, it will help you move towards your dreams, otherwise you'll continue to be stuck in this rut etc, you're running out of time, you've already lost so much time' and blah de blah.

Time is a concept created by the mind. The most important thing for me, right now, is to do what is right for me RIGHT NOW. If I am getting too stressed with trying to do something, it's usually best for me to put it on the shelf. Sometimes, the important thing is to focus on your own well being first, and then take inspired action from there, rather than focus on doing, doing and doing. Things can get hard sometimes. One of the situations I am in right now has been creating some stress, and it does need to be resolved reasonably quickly. The best thing, for me at least, is to breathe, trust, do whatever I can, and live one day at a time.

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Worry doesn't help much. As I say, it's important to strike a good balance, and whatever works for me may not work for you. For me, it's important to recognise those times where I cannot do any more, and just let things be, trust that everything will work out as it's meant to.

Peace

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