When I was a teen-ager, my girlfriends and I used to say “You can't have too much money or be too thin.” We used to talk about it so much, I am sure we believed it. I like to think of myself as wiser and more mature now, and I am not so sure that statement is true, especially if trying to achieve it causes us too much stress, anxiety or worry. I came across a quote from Eckhart Tolle that sums it up for me. I would like to share it with you here.
Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.” ~Eckhart Tolle
Fear and non-forgiveness are chi/energy drainers. Not only do we feel awful when experiencing all forms of fear and non-forgiveness, we are also drained of our vital life force energy. Which contributes to our tiredness, depression, and poor health. Even though we may know it is not healthy for us to dwell in fear or non-forgiveness, sometimes we can't stop ourselves from thinking in a fearful or non-forgiving way. That is when we must take a break , interrupt the cycle, and do something to take care of ourselves. Any of these activities will interrupt the cycle: take a walk, listen to music, take a hot bath, go to the gym, call a friend, go into nature, pray or meditate, and appreciate yourself. Start your own list of self-care activities, share them here so others may benefit too.
What do you think of this idea?