So much ‘out there’ talks about ‘Being in the NOW’.
In my wellness process I was taught to handle each triviality as it comes along. I took that advice seriously.
‘Now’ is when the symptoms are happening.
So, ‘Now’ is when we have to practice.
NOW – not later.
Why? Because the longer we put off changing our thoughts – the longer we’re going to suffer. That may be ‘suffering’ a little distress: a bit of tension, some racing thoughts. Let’s call it a ‘little unrest’.
Or, when we put off changing our thoughts “Here & Now” the discomfort can (and usually does) get stronger and more uncomfortable. And, sooner or later that discomfort can grow and grow and grow all the way into feeling unbearable.
Practice tips for putting it into the Here & Now:
MY temper IS causing MY tension and MY tension is causing MY symptoms
(then get to work at neutralizing, eliminating or dissolving your temper)
MY temper blocks IS blocking MY insight
(then get to work at neutralizing, eliminating or dissolving your temper – which will clear your mind and allow different thoughts (the insight) to turn up.
If you’re using the mental fitness tool of moving your muscles to overcome fatigue, tiredness, weariness or anxiety, anxiousness, tenseness, just plain laziness, etc., bring yourself into the Here & Now by using this thought:
MY muscles ARE re-educating MY brain that there is no danger.
Or: RIGHT NOW, MY muscles ARE re-educating MY brain that there is no danger.
To talk it up, is to work it up
Me talking this up – is ME working ME up.
Me typing this up - is ME working ME up.
Me texting this up – is ME working ME up.
And sometimes it’s just plain: To think it up is to work it up.
Right now, me thinking about how wrong or bad this is (or was), is ME working me up.
Bottom Line: We need to begin our practicing as soon as we feel discomfort (mental or physical) – when it’s Here & Now.
© 2012 Rose VanSickle ~ All rights reserved