When things are going well or we are having one of those joy-filled moments, the mind is there in waiting, telling us ‘don’t relax, something will go wrong…it always does’.
The mind survives on fear and drama, it feeds the story of ‘little me’ and therefore, when we engage with our thoughts and energise them it denies us the pleasure of joy.
If we just sink into the moment of joy, be present, allow the mind to be still, and accept the simplicity of the joy, the peace, if we just fall into it, then we break the cycle. We stay focused on the joy and allow it to grow, not energising the ‘safety mechanism’ that is the mind and its fragile story.
It is more than OK to be joy-filled and just enjoy that and be with it, we don’t have to feel guilty, we do not have to fear something bad.
Stop thinking the worst as default and enjoy…joy.
Sometimes…we just need to change the routine, do a different route to work, have a different tea in the morning, change the washing powder, not do our exercises, have a slice of cake instead of an apple…whatever it is, we need a break some days.
Habits and discipline are all well and good, but we can become stale and lacking in new things. It is often the small things that matter much more than the so-called ‘bigger’ things. That’s why a couple of small changes regularly here and there can help us to keep our momentum on life going without the need to come to a crashing halt because we have burnt out. Small steps taken often add up to the bigger thing, but not always on the same path and not without a break.
Some days it’s also good just to say ‘fuck it’ and get back in bed. The mind says ‘that’s terrible, you must get up, there are things to do’ and then we feel guilty about being in bed and don’t get the benefit of switching off. Don’t feel guilt, some days it’s good to do nothing and not even think about it.
OK, back to bed.