Warning: I’m here to interrupt your regularly scheduled life to bring you a completely optional announcement.
This segment may or may not momentarily fuck your day up, then make it orders of magnitude better, and finally, proceed to send your life on a detour. Results may vary, and are…
It’s always so difficult for me to express these things out loud but I think it all the time. Skip the crap and get right to the meat and potatoes. To experience my worldly desires would be exciting and interesting, but I am always sure to check myself when I start feeling impatient about it. I have to remind myself that my impatience is just a flicker of emotion that will come and go. Life is what it is. I make it a point to make the best of any thing or situation that comes my way.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral, which always is as it is. There is the situation or the facts, and there are my thoughts about it. Instead of making up stories, stay with the facts. For example, “I am ruined” is a story. It limits you and prevents you from taking effective action. “I have fifty cents left in my bank account” is a fact. Facing facts is always empowering. Be aware that what you think, to a large extent, creates the emotions you feel. See the link between your thinking and your emotions. Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it. Unhappiness covers up your natural state of well-being and inner peace, the source of true happiness.
Be your own person. Do everything for yourself because no one else’s opinions matter. There is no one better than you and you wont be better than any one else because its not a competition. You just have to get to the point where you love yourself.
I have 19 spiral notebooks filled with some of my random reflections.
For now, the notebooks look… How should I put this? Utilitarian… the way they are stacked on the floor in my bedroom. So I’m making some art journals and I’ll be transferring my reflections to these and putting them on my coffee table instead. Plus, nothing in those notebooks are in any kind of order so I’m going to need to decode it LOL.
Do you make notes of your observations and reflections? What do you do with yours?