A parent shared with me that if she could have one wish it would be to not think so much. We asked her what she would put in place of thinking so much. Her response "I have no idea because it is all I seem to do...think and think and think." Each of us gave each other a practice for the week.
You can guess what she received. TO NOTICE WHAT YOU ARE DOING WHEN YOU AREN'T IN YOUR BUSY HEAD." She keeps a journal of her weekly practices. Next week she will share even if she says, I STILL DON'T KNOW.
I have noticed we think we need an answer to our wonderments, problems, and unknowns. We are practicing not having an answer for now. We like trying something we haven't because honestly, we get bored easily.
Here is what we are going to do with our wish: We wish to have it be OK for now to not have a direction, a solution, a response.
One woman shared that she actually tells herself when stressed by too much thinking and not knowing what to do to soften her frustrations; she says to herself, "I am not going there right now. I am right her walking my dog.
That is where I am and where I want to be right now. I am not going there right now."
Each of us finds ways to shift our habits and allow new behavior to practice.
What behavior would you wish to shift right now? What do you think you would put in place of that behavior that took your time?
Share with us. Do you remember that line, "If you tell, I'll tell." I don't know where I heard that but it popped up today. Sounds young, doesn't it.
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