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!”
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