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Don't just do something, sit there!

I’ve been thinking a lot about attachment.  I get so used to how things are that I find myself fighting change, even though I know everything is temporary.

Last year, I was doing work that I was good at and paid well.  It wasn’t anything I wanted to do permanently, but it was helping to pay the bills.  Then suddenly, the work was over.  I was angry and concerned how I would make ends meet.  I was filled with questions and no answers. I felt like I needed to do something.

What I needed to do was nothing.  Eventually, I relaxed into what was already here.  I found acceptance and started to believe I was where I was for a reason.  I spent time just paying attention – to how I felt and to what was going on around me in each moment.

What I found was that I had been given a wonderful gift.  Enough space had been created in my life for me to consider what I really wanted to do, who I really wanted to be.  There were no more excuses that there was no time or energy to pursue my dream.

And that is just what I am doing now.  I am grateful for the path that has brought me to this moment.  I remember what one of my teachers says, “Don’t just do something, sit there!”

If you are seeking professional mental health counseling services, please contact Linda Oxford at (248) 930-0004 or send an e-mail .

Linda Oxford

Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500

Linda has a private mental health counseling practice in Rochester Hills and Alden (seasonally), Michigan. She provides compassionate and confidential psychotherapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes, meditation and yoga training to people, groups and businesses wanting to learn to decrease anxiety and depression, cope with chronic physical or emotional pain, improve health and well-being, and gain greater satisfaction with life.

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