Yes I have been quiet. The last post was October 2019. So much has happened this year – the year 2020! I will talk more about my experiences this year in a future post.
A few quotes that have inspired me…
Remember, you dont need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of.
You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes, you just need to breath, trust, let go, and see what happens. Mandy Hale.
Dont Sweat the small stuff
When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our need to be critical. Being critical not only solves nothing; it contributes to the anger and distrust in our world.
Much of our anxiety and inner struggle stems from our busy, overactive minds always needing something to entertain them, something to focus on, and always wondering “What’s next?”
While we are eating dinner, we wonder what’s for dessert. While eating dessert, we ponder what we should do afterwards. After that evening, its “What should we do this weekend”? It is almost though we are frightened at the thought of not having something to do, even for a minute.
The beauty of doing nothing is that it teaches to you t clear your mind and relax. It allows your mind the freedom to “not know”, for a brief period of time. Just like your body, your mind needs an occasional break from its hectic routine. When you allow your mind to take a break, it comes back stronger, sharper, more focussed and creative.
Many of us confuse non-attachment with not caring. In actuality the two are completely different. not caring suggests apathy: “I couldn’t care less. It does’nt matter to me”. Non attachment, on the other hand means something else.
“I’ll do everything possible, I’ll do my best to succeed. But, if I don’t, that’s okay, too”.
Being non-attached creates emotional freedom. It means holding on tightly but letting go lightly. It suggests trying hard, really caring, but at the same time being completely willing to let go of the outcome.
When you are angry or frustrated at the one we love, something else is secretly going on beneath the surface -= we’re angry or frustrated at ourselves. But because it’s easier to put the blame on someone else, and our partner is the person closet to us, we often blame them instead of looking in the mirror and facing the facts.
People who learn not to sweat the small stuff with family and around the home have an enormouse edge in life. They expend far less energy being irritated and frustrated and have more left over for having fun and being productive and loving. The energy that used to be spent being “stressed out” is now focused on creativity and the creation of joyful experiences and memories.
When little things don’t get to you so much, your family will seem more like a source of joy than ever before. You’ll be more patient and easy going. You will feel less burdened and hassled, and you’ll experience more harmony in your life. This peaceful feeling will spread and will be experienced by the others in your family.
When you’re out in the bush, the simplest things – the things we normally take for granted – are far more involved: cooking, heating water for coffee, getting comfortable and settled for sleep, taking a shower, and reading at night, to name just a few. One thing’s for sure when you go camping. When you get home, you’re really going to enoy and appreciate a hot shower and a soft comfortable bed.