The above is the title of a book by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It’s suggests that if you are,harried, always in a rush, and disorganized, look to your mind first, not your external circumstances. Stress almost always starts within us rather than outside us.We don’t have a whole lot of choice sometimes about what goes on around us, but we certainly can choose what goes on in our minds. I find this encouraging.
So if your life feels out of control today, if you’re dashing from one activity to the next at a frenetic pace, take some time to think about why this is so. Maybe you need to take some time for yourself to think through the possibility that the issue may reside in your mind not in your external world. Just the acknowledgement that this could be so could be the beginning of the change.
God bless and I hope your days are going well.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn: No One Can Take Mindfulness Away From You (allowinglove.wordpress.com)
- Rushing, time, and opening to our lives (mindfulbalance.org)
- Mindfulness over matters (news.harvard.edu)