It is natural that we are self-defensive, seeking to blame others. But it is also counterproductive. By learning to ‘be with’ peacefully, we can break the cycle of suffering, starting with ourselves.
If I could hear inside your mind, what kind of self-talk would I hear? Are you choosing inner dialogues that support your mental health?
Our lives seem tangled, and they are. Bodily, we are interconnected, interdependent. But our minds need not be caught up anxiously in the fray.
When planning your time, it’s worth being mindful of why you are doing each activity. In particular, prioritise tasks with mutual benefit for both yourself and others.
Much anxiety is caused by the desire for things to be other than they are. By ‘just watching’, we give our urgent self a rest, and become content with mere attention and perception.
Life can seem scarily confusing to many. It is a true skill, to be able to consolidate life into simple perspectives. Scientists, artists, spiritual teachers, and designers, are all involved in this quest.