Don't just do something – stand there.
This slogan is often a difficult one for me. I often find myself unable to act because I am afraid, but I also find myself unable to sit still because I am uncomfortable. This slogan reminds me that fear and discomfort are not, either of them, good reasons to act. It reminds me that it is OK to sit with discomfort and, I have found, it is good for me to sit with discomfort. It gives me a chance to love myself even I am unhappy, even when I am uncomfortable, even when I'm scared. I came to realize that these are the times when I most need love and through the program, I was able to learn to give myself that love rather than seek externally for validation.
A meditation for May 22, 2013.
Carry On – Fun.