The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the Mind.
– Caroline Myss
This quote definitely rings true for me. When I first came into recovery, my only mode of operation was to try to think my way into controlling my surroundings. I would learn the patterns, behaviors, likes, dislikes, and emotional buttons of a person (or many persons) and I would try to manipulate and control the situation. My mind just took over because it wanted to appease my ego which what hurt and offended by the world not following what it wanted.Now, having been in recovery, I am often able to realize this tendency in me and try focus on my soul rather than my ego. When I focus on what my soul needs than what my ego needs, I realize that everything is already OK. My soul has already begun the process of healing. My mind, on the other hand, is often aggravating the situation. I still don't know how to silence the mind, but having been in recovery for some time, I have learned not to listen!
A meditation for April 11, 2013.