Sunday, January 27, 2013

a flexible mind begets change (change 4)

"The root cause of frustration, irritation, anger and sadness is an inflexible mind..."~ Leo Babauta

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become." ~ Buddha

The hardest change for me is to open my mind to flexibility. I don't know lately if it is age, some kind of onset of pre-menapause or something :) but I have been raging in my head, unhappy, stressed to the point of breaking sometimes.  Perhaps  this is because I have lost 'me' to my job and the huge amount of hours of work have replaced some  other, pleasurable aspects of my life this past year.

It's easy to meditate, walk, focus on tasks...all those changes have a method, a system that makes sense to me - but allowing my mind to become more flexible is stumping me right now. Here too there is a method. Just once a day or even start with once a week, embrace your irritation, your criticism, or whatever you are holding on to, notice it, observe it and let it go. Practice that forever! I have decided that some changes are a life-long journey!

Happy weekend all.