Yesterday I ate too much for lunch – this is not typical – but I was trying to finish stuff off before we go away…
And last night I pondered … as the full impact of my overeating came back to haunt me – I just thought, “That’s fine – all I have to do it not eat much for the rest of the day – I’ll gradually feel better – and then I’ll wake up tomorrow morning back to normal – fresh slate – I’ll feel great and can start again!”
Now why can’t I do that with my thinking?
Why, when I overthink – and feel dreadful – why can’t I just think, “That’s fine – all I have to do for the rest of the day is not get caught up in thought so much – gradually feel better – and then I’ll wake up tomorrow morning back to normal – fresh slate – I’ll feel great and can start again!”
Because what is true for quiche is a zillion times more true for thought – and I know that – but still I get lost and think my problems are real rather than just being – for the most part – a product of my own thinking.
And today our quote is from Rumi:
“Leave thinking to the one who gave intelligence. In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving, and watch how the pattern improves.”
And today’s post is particularly for my lovely meditation group – we had our last meeting yesterday – I will miss you and the silence we found together – and the relief from our non-stop thinking! Together we had the best time 🙂