Embracing Uncertainty - Day 3
Friday, May 17, 2019
Insight: All our obsessions, addictions and compulsions arise from mind cravings.
Some of them may have begun as awkward, inept, means of coping with some stress, upset or discomfort in our lives. But at some point, the 'cure' became as big, or bigger, a problem than the original difficulty. At some later point (now?) we may begin to see that the coping mechanism (self comforting behavior) doesn't really fix the problem (never did) and we start to look for alternative responses to implement.
Question: Do I get my critical nature genetically from my parents and grandparents or is it a learned behavior? Can one truly know? Does it matter?
How does one go about re-programming oneself to be less critical (especially of oneself), less whiny, more deliberately positive and upbeat? Are there obvious steps to take? Is there a clear path to follow?
Reality: Accept that change (Uncertainty) is imminent and one of the only certainties in life.
Is this an oxymoron or a non sequitur? Whatever. This is the heart of Uncertainty. Ergo Uncertainty = Life. Better get used to it. Embrace it. Invite it in for coffee.
Hey Sparklers, I'll put the pot on. Come by for a cuppa.
Peace and Care