Stumbled upon this quote, and thought, this is exactly what I’m facing with my family. These situations have gone beyond problem status that can be fixed, and into the realm of Reality. And I can’t shift Reality.
THEORIES ABOUT THE UNIVERSE
I am trying to see things in perspective.
My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter
chocolate chip bagel. I know she cannot
have this, because chocolate makes dogs
very sick. My dog does not understand this.
She pouts and wraps herself around my leg
like a scarf and purrs and tries to convince me
to give her just a tiny bit. When I do not give in,
she eventually gives up and lays in the corner,
under the piano, drooping and sad. I hope the
universe has my best interest in mind like I have
my dogs. When I want something with my whole
being, and the universe withholds it from me,
I hope the universe thinks to herself: "Silly girl.
She thinks this is what she wants, but she
does not understand how it will hurt.
If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.
If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign—body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on—alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life (
Give yourself permission to break down, then try to see the real issue involved, factually, and try to accept that it’s an issue, without judgment, just as information.
Be willing to bear your feelings and to just accept the truth. Then see where you can take a step forward with it. Do what you need, but understand that this is inner work, and it will require some time and energy, so you have to figure that into your expectations of what you can accomplish today.Dan Buffington (via creatingaquietmind)