Shutdown

When we have a period where we are lacking energy or enthusiasm for something, rather than fight it, embrace it.

It is a sign to take a break, do something different or actually do nothing.

The challenge comes when we resist it and fight our own body. That only ends up one way, not being well physically and mentally. We get stuck in a downward spiral of resistance and fighting that leads to becoming more exhausted and on edge.

Our conditioning says ‘soldier on’, ‘keep going’ and ‘don’t give up’…all these are ‘macho’ themes of the ego.

We all need to pause, stop for a while, refresh and take care of ourselves and as soon as we feel it, just go with it, relax and shutdown. While we are relaxing, newness comes and we can then take on fresh opportunities without feeling run down and exhausted. Our light from within shines again.

Just observe

It doesn’t always need a view, a comment, an idea, or a judgement.

Let the mind be at peace and allow our thoughts on anything just float by. Once we energise them, then they will turn into words or actions or more thought. It becomes an almost never-ending stream of thought and causes suffering within.

Let things just be and observe. This allows us to observe without evaluation and this stops us thinking about literally everything all the time.