It is What it is…


This simple phrase is short, sweet and quite freeing.

Our minds ruminate over things making them complicated, generating a multitude of feelings.

This creates internal chaos, because we see what is happening through our perceptions, layering our judgments, wishes and desires on top of what the reality is.

As we go through our day, situations will arise.  When we are able to see what is truly happening and realize that there is nothing we can do about it, that it just is; we are able to move on.  We can experience the relief of not having to fix it or change it.

When you can do this, you will feel calmer and more centered and free.

Remember- It is what it is… Until it changes!

Let me know in the comments below how you view what happens in your life.  Are you able to let go and move on?  If not, what do you think happens?

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Hurricane: The Path of the Mind

“Mind is the deadliest of foes, but the most useful of servants.  When it turns wild and gets out of control, it heads for certain destruction.  When properly awakened and controlled, there is no limit to what the mind can do.” Charan Singh

There are two definitions that will help understand this quote: 

  1. Awakened:  To be completely conscious.
  2. Conscious:  Having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence, sensations, and thoughts.

The hurricane that traveled up the East Coast left a path of destruction and chaos.  The aftermath of allowing our tumultuous thoughts to take charge of our behavior will create similar consequences.

Everything in our path is impacted; relationships, physical and emotional health, ability to make clear decisions and more.

Only when we can anchor our minds are in the present moment are we able to make choices of how we want to behave, rather than reacting to our circumstances.

Let me know in the comments below how you relate to this.  What happens when your mind spins out of control?

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