YOU’RE. NEVER. GOING. TO. KNOW.
You’ll never find all the answers
You’ll never fully explore all your ideas
Never truly understand why it all is
And why it’s all not.
When I realised this
I was able to breathe a massive sigh of relief!
For sooooo long
Any decision I needed to make
I would research it to death!
Consider every single outcome
All the ways it might fall apart
And think that was actually helping
When it would often paralyse me in confusion
Making the choice much harder than it was to begin with!
A lot of this needing to know
Comes from a wanting to resist pain
Wanting to avoid any friction
And move forward while staying in our comfort zones.
For me, it was really important to reframe pain
To understand that it’s simply just growth
And growth is good
Growth comes when we try new things
Work out what doesn’t work
Come to terms with who we are + who we’re not
But the one thing that would take this experience away
Knowing it all already.
So, sure, know what you need to know to keep safe
But find peace + excitement in the not knowing it ALL
Diving into the not knowing is where all the magic happens!
Repeat after me:
Others’ inability to see my worth does not dictate how i see my worth.
I am enough just as i am, unconditionally.
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"A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So, he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusions. By thoughts I mean specifically, chatter in the skull, perpetual and compulsive repetition
of words, reckoning and calculating. And all civilized peoples have increasingly become crazy and self destructive because through excessive thinking they have lost touch with reality. For as a result of confusing the real world of nature with mere signs. We are destroying nature. We are so tied up in our minds that we've lost our senses." #overthinker#inzo
It was in my late teens that I decided to trade my cowboy boots for Birkenstocks. My cousin had a pair and, let’s just say, she was everything I wasn’t, but longed to be—calm, graceful and NEVER said the wrong thing. She was so cool, that she could wear socks with sandals and STILL be cool. So much so, in fact, that I decided they probably weren’t meant for me...although I did have a knock-off pair for a while. —-
Me? I was clumsy, impetuous and frightfully unsure of myself, which often manifested in a very ironic, very off-putting bravado (and still sometimes does). I’ve spent much of the years since attempting to change my spots — by way of biting my tongue, tempering the whirlwind, fading, blending, often beating myself up over missteps or every word uttered in a social panic. —
While I have matured some with age, I’m learning to accept the untamable spirit I was gifted and, to celebrate, recently bought my first pair of genuine Birkenstocks. I know they’re just shoes. But this chronic over-thinker will be forever grateful to the kind stranger who stopped as I was trying them on and talked me out of talking myself out of buying them. Because, dammit, I may still blurt out the strangest things at the first hint of an awkward silence, but the sandals fit great...with or without socks!
A person who thinks all the time
Has nothing to think about except thoughts
So, he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusions
By thoughts I mean specifically, chatter in the skull
Perpetual and compulsive repetition of words, of reckoning and calculating
I'm not saying that thinking is bad
Like everything else, it's useful in moderation
A good servant, but a bad master
And all civilized peoples
Have increasingly become crazy and self destructive
Because through excessive thinking they have lost touch with reality
Thats to say
We confuse signs
With the real world
This is the beginning of meditation
Most of us would have rather money than tangible wealth
And a great occasion is somehow, spoiled for us, unless photographed
And to read about it the next day in the newspaper
Is oddly more fun for us than the original event
This is a disaster
For as a result of confusing the real world of nature with mere signs
We are destroying nature
We are so tied up in our minds that we've lost our senses
Time to wake up
What is reality ?
Obviously, no one can say
Because it isn't words
It isn't material, that's just an idea
The point can not be explained in words
I'm not trying to put you down
It's an expression of you as you are
One must live ...
We need to survive, to go on
We must go on ~inzo-overthinker
[in my metaphorical and spiritual bag this morning.]
Interrupting patterns in our selves and the world around us is powerful work. We put up walls to help ourselves make sense of, and be comfortable with the uncertainty of this life.
Interrupting patterns is the process of examining those walls we’ve erected and carefully deconstructing them.
Taking a sledge hammer to them is reflective more of the fear of the unknown, the reason the walls are there to begin, rather than an approach that will yield sustainable results.
If you’re feeling scared, uncomfortable, confused, sad, and maybe a bit curious, or something else you can’t quite name today- hold yourself in compassionate hands.
The way you’re feeling >> DOING the work, as opposed to treating it like an intellectual pursuit are very different experiences. By remaining present and curious for the unknown, we correct the dynamic of walling ourselves off. *hugs*
Mind clouded with anxieties
Thoughts running wild
Doubt rumbling at my feet
Time to inhale deep
Your dreams are right in your reach
All you got to do is release
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Do you get swept up in your thoughts? ✦
As deep thinkers and processors, Introverts and Highly Sensitive folks can get lost in thinking. ✦
Mostly this is helpful for things like good decision-making and creativity, but can cause anxiety and rumination. When this happens we can feel overwhelmed and stuck. ✦
Give yourself space to observe your inner dialogue and allow your brain time to catch up with its processing work. ✦
How? Set aside time each day for quiet reflection: meditation, journaling or relaxing in silence. ✦
Reclaim the lost art of daydreaming. ✦