Did you ever wake up not wanting to face the day? There’s nothing particularly wrong but you just feel out of control?
Thats what happened to me this morning. Last night I went to bed early, slept well snuggled up to the love of my life but this morning, I woke with a sense of forbearing. An awful feeling, something terrible today is going to happen. My energy levels are low, & I don’t feel like doing much of anything at the moment – so guess what? I’m not going to. I’m listening to my body and staying under the duvet for as long as I need. No point racking my brains for a solution to a non existent problem. There’s also no sense in getting up, and throwing myself into things when I don’t have the energy. Well meaning people say “Get up & go for a walk you’ll feel better” but I don’t actually want to. This morning brought me to the realisation, nobody knows my body better than I do. Nobody can tell me what’s best for me. Which is why this morning, I feel no guilt about staying in bed. This experience has also made me realise sometimes things happen for absolutely no reason at all, and when they happen this way we must just relax and move with them. There is nothing wrong with me, but if I see a problem, I’ll begin to fight and therefore I’ll face a battle that may become an unnecessary war. For me, peace means so much more.
Did you ever have one of those days? What did you do?
It’s a funny word control. Full of illusion, power & submission.
When we become attached to situations, things or ideas, naturally we’re going to stress about losing them because we believe we own them. Then they begin to dominate our lives as if they’ve taken over that very ownership until we’re terrified of pretty much everything. Here’s a great example:
You’ve seen a car you love, yours is way past it’s time now and you’re on the look out for a new one. This car is shiny, new with great mileage and will be the envy of the street. Every night you look to make sure it hasn’t been sold and then you buy it. That dream is now reality – it’s yours. But you’d forgotten about bad drivers on the road and you guard that car with your life. You’re out there making sure nobody has scratched it, you have it alarmed to the hilt and woe betide anyone who gets too close. That car is no longer the love of your life, it’s your personal responsibility it preoccupies most of your time. The constant worry about losing it, someone damaging it or even it breaking down, is haunting you.
In reality though according to Buddhist Science, everything is impermanent & empty (void of self) which actually means, nothing exists in the way we see it whether it’s material, phenomena or human . Everything will inevitably end or perish at some point. Given this idea, there doesn’t really seem much point in stressing out over things does there? But then not everyone’s Buddhist.
whats your take on why we stress about things beyond our control?