When going through hardships it’s hard not to think ahead or over-think your situation, but where exactly does that get us and how far?
I, by nature or my own ill-fated design am a worrier at it’s best. I tend to worry about things that I will never have any control over or be able to change, and yet knowing that I still worry. One would think that after 33 years of worrying I would have figured out that it doesn’t help at all…I haven’t.
Become at ease with the state of “not knowing”. This takes you beyond mind because the mind is always trying to conclude and interpret. It is afraid of not knowing, you have already gone beyond the mind. A deeper knowing that is non-conceptual then arises out of that state.
~ Eckhart Tolle – quote from Stillness Speaks
Whenever you are immersed in compulsive thinking, you are avoiding what is. You don’t want to be where you are. Here, Now.
~Eckhart Tolle – quote from Stillness Speaks
Every once and a while I have to remind myself to slow down and breath. Take a moment and just appreciate what is at this moment. It’s not as easy task, especially when you feel like you’re in turmoil but stopping, breathing and concentrating on your deep breath will calm the mind and before you know it…it’s a habit and the anxiety subsides.