The primary cause of unhappiness
is never the situation
but your thoughts about it.
I hope that quote from Eckhart Tolle brought you some relief today. It certainly did for me. My thoughts were: this is hard, I didn’t sign up for all of this, it’s too much of a drain on me, I don’t like this, I feel stuck.
Ultimately, stuck equals powerless to me. Yet when I went to read some Tolle for inspiration, I spotted this quote right away as the truth in what was going on. It’s not the situation, it’s what I am telling myself about the situation. What I tell myself about it, is what makes it hard.
It’s not even that I want to change the story I am telling myself, I don’t want to tell any story at all about it. The facts are – here’s the situation, the rest is extraneous mumbo jumbo that is the cause of my stress. Not only that, I allow the Universe to act more freely on my behalf when I am not locking things in as – it’s this or it’s that.
I did a post awhile back entitled Just the Facts that addresses this very topic. When I let go of the story I was telling myself the Universe delivered with more surprises and synchronicities then I could ever imagine. The U loves to show off for you and me. Question is – are we letting it or are we limiting it? Today, right this minute, I am letting it.
Whew, that just feels so much better then the story I was locked into just a few short minutes ago!