For so long you have dreaded what happens in a moment
And in another moment its gone and you breath and you think was that what I spent so much time dreading
And then as time moves forward there will be another moment we dread and the cycle continues
Yet most of the time what we dread is never as bad as we thought it would be and the bad things we do face well we handle them better than our imagination
Obviously fear and worrying have been ingrained in us for many thousands of years so to say dont worry is like telling someone to not hold their breath for too long
Breathing is natural and so is worrying and fear.
But there is ways we can reduce the amount of time we spend worrying as it is pretty unproductive
And that is to take action
Can you take action on the thing your worrying about
Yes > take action, then you wont have to worry about it anymore
No > take action on something you can do, it’ll take your mind off your worries and then at least you have done something and spend countless days worrying when there is nothing you can do.
We always suffer more in our heads than in reality (think that quote was seneca also)
What Stands in the way, becomes the way
Sometimes we get that obstacle, that effects your whole life for the rest of it
This obstacle could be like a bad chapter (see yesterday’s post)
Or it could just be another chapter in a great story
Recently I’ve been diagnosed with Asthma, Now I could let this hold me back and stop me from doing things and use it as an excuse
Or now that I know what I have, i can learn how to manage it and then excel, maybe not the way I would have liked but since it stands in the way
It has become the way
Obstacles are not dead ends
Unless you let them
Each Change A Death – Marcus Aurelius
Each change brings about chaos from our normal world, Chaos of the unknown, Chaos of discomfort and Pain,
Each time we descend into this unknown world, We die a little,
We die a death…
A death of our old self.
A death of the way we used to do things
A death of the way we used to think…
And from those deaths we are reborn…
But life is ever-changing so we are forever dieing
& If you’re not adapting you will forever live in a world of Chaos.
‘If you’re not growing – Your dying’ – Tony Robbins
As the same fire assumes different shapes when it consumes objects differing in shape, so does oneself take the shape of every creature in whom he is present. – Marcus Aurelius
Oneself take the shape of every creator in whom he is present… Look around your office, Your social circle, Your family… Now look at yourself, Do you resemble them?
Maybe not at first look… But dig deeper… Your thoughts, Your actions, Your mood… They converse about tv shows, talk about their anxiety… How they can’t be bothered, Continue reading “As the same fire assumes different shapes when it consumes objects differing in shape, so does oneself take the shape of every creature in whom he is present”
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer
There is always a different way of doing things,
Yet we fall into routines of doing the same things every day,
We drive the same routes to work, we buy the same coffee at the same time, We eat the same food and we go home and watch the same shows… That’s the reality for most of us
So when something changes our routine, it stresses us out,
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