Let go or it might snap

If we keep going in life, driven by the mind and our fear of what others may think, driven by our conditioning to be perfect, not being aware of the need to take break, then the body will eventually stop us.

We become physically sick when we are not being aware, when we are stuck in our thoughts, fears, worries, anxieties, resisting and fighting. Keeping up appearances and saying ‘I’m OK’ when really all we want to do is stop and curl up.

Sadly society has conditioned us to always be ‘great!!!’ and to keep going for fear of being seen as not able to cope or not good enough.

We are always enough, whatever, there are no conditions or qualifiers to it. We are born worthy and we die worthy no matter what.

When we allow the mind to control us and keep going ignoring the signs that we need to step away and to be at peace, then we become ill, the body will put the brakes on for us.

Resistance is one the biggest causes of our suffering mentally and physically. After all, we are here once for a short time and nothing really matters. Yet we suffer from resisting what is, what has already occurred and not accepting ourselves and others for what we are.

Let go, just be, take a break and be kind to ourselves…nothing is so ‘life or death’ important that we can’t wait to do it another day. Just go and sit in a park, go for walk, meditate, or whatever else gives us a chance to just breathe, be away from our mind and at peace.

Let go or what we cling onto could snap.

Numb it

When we numb the bad in our head or life with drugs, alcohol, gambling, food…in fact, any addictive behaviour, we also numb out the good too. So everything starts to seem bad. We do not enjoy life.

Equally, whatever we are choosing to numb doesn’t go anywhere from temporarily blocking it. It get’s locked back in until the numbing wears off.

When we resist within whatever it is that is troubling us then that brings us pain, so we choose to lock it away and hope it doesn’t escape and resurface, we hope it gets lost in the recesses of our mind. It doesn’t, it waits and comes back even stronger.

It is better to always accept what is, to welcome the bad and to let it be there without resisting it. This way we do not need to suffer the pain of fighting it. Equally, if we just let it be without the fight, and do not energise it, then it will start to dissolve.

Always the fight and denial coupled with numbing it to make it go away for a bit leads to the suffering within, both mentally and eventually physically. In addition, our suffering boils over into the exterior and others suffer too.

The numbing also stops us from making the conscious choice within to let something go and to be free from the pain. It is just a patch. We choose how to react to everything within and in the exterior world.

Surrendering to what is, allowing a thought to be, allowing the bad to be, letting go frees us to be at peace.