Inspiration – and the same damn message – is everywhere. This week I move from East to West. Doesn’t matter.
“Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.”
Interesting, or not, that last week I was writing about accepting myself and figuring out what I want and this week I’ve slipped into stressful, obsessive worrying. Sort of, since I spend a lot of time distracting myself. I can’t seem to sit quietly with myself and just be.
“I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room.”
I can’t sleep lately. Sure, there’s a pain issue but a big part is not being able to shut down. My head is spinning. And instead of slowing down, finding quiet, I am filling it with distractions.
“Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.”
So, my goal this week is to find some quiet. I used to give this really simple communication exercise to couples to see if they were willing to put even a small amount of energy into therapy. Took about 15 minutes per day – which is just over 1% of your day. Surely I can find 15 minutes in a day to be quiet.