GIVING UP MY OBSSESSiON WITH DISSATISFACTION
There is definitely a culture of dissatisfaction in the world these days.
I have always been a person who has lived with a sense of dissatisfaction with ‘what is’. It could be that I’ve always seen the possibilities of beauty in everything and the ‘real’ world never really added up to my ideal.
So I lived in dissatisfaction.
It sort of messed up my joy and it messed up my appreciation of this present moment.
The only peace you can have is in THIS present moment, say all the worlds gurus.
The anguish of dissatisfaction and longing in its many forms — from idealization to preoccupation with what’s missing or with what should have been different leads to unhappiness.
I always felt I had to be the agent for noticing what is lacking, disappointing, or deficient.
The antidote to this destructive belief I believe is letting it all go. Also knowing we don’t have to ‘understand’ anything.
Eckhart Tolle, author of ‘A New Earth’ , and ‘The Power of NOW’ says
“We don’t need to understand anything we just have to ACCEPT everything’.
I found that statement profound.
Only with this attitude, I believe you can get peace of mind.
Nothing can make any sense at all but if we can accept it ALL and not judge anything as good or bad, right or wrong but that it just ‘is’ — — that’s where peace lies.
(I just realized this through my writing this week. SHIT DAMN!!)
BUT WE DO NEED SOME DISSATISFACTION
I started my recent art business out of ‘dissatisfaction’.
The reason I am so focused on it might even be based in a dissatisfaction in my life. Maybe I wouldn’t have started my new venture without it?
So a bit of dissatisfaction is valuable and can even be a catalyst to great things but not an obsessiveness with it.
So, learning to live in THIS MOMENT and accepting it all is key. Now when I observe my frustration building over what’s not enough, not present or not ideal, I release myself from this focus and instead, tune into appreciating all that is present and positive.
For today I choose to stay in appreciation!
Thanks for reading!
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