I feel like giving up. Say who cares? Throw it all in and start over.
This book is changing my life. This is the second mindfulness book I've read. The first one, The Power of Now
The first one was recommended by my yoga instructor, and the second, by my therapist. It teaches to shut off your thoughts and judgements and experience you, the objective now, and how all the excess is all lies and distortions, both within oneself and outside yourself. It's really beautiful to think in this new way. It is definitely a challenge not to let your mind wander and to judge one's actions or others' actions. Taking the stress off with the simple action of turning off your thoughts is amazing. I accept what is and what will be and that's it. Easier said than done for sure. It's a practice. This and other good things take work.
Work continues to be dramatic. However I luckily started a new routine for exercise and relaxation. My therapist will be so proud when I tell her! I tried a new yoga class in my hood and I stuck in there til the very end when I was worn out and wanted to leave. I'm glad I stayed for "dessert"! Systematic body relaxation, imagery, deep breathing....the chirping birds in the background also helped tremendously. I felt like I had woken up from a nap! It was truly wonderful. I thanked the teacher and let him how much he helped me recover fr my day. Will see him again on Sat!
Also a friend of my surprised me w a crock pot and book in the mail today. After seeing her crockpot meals on FB I let her know how impressed I am and wanted to try too. She said she would get me an old used one but instead she went out of her way and did this. I consider her a good friend but by no means a close one so I am so touched.
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