In the past, when an emotion came up in my mind, it swept across my entire being and consumed me. How can I not be grateful that this condition no longer plagues me?
With this type of emotional control, it’s a LOT easier to continue to move forward and do the things I need to do. I received some not-so-great news today, and momentarily it brought up my negative mind. But it wasn’t for long at all that I was caught in it, a skill I've really developed through meditation. Not long at all…
In way less than an hour, I just got on with what I needed to do. In the past I’d have been knocked out for days from news like this. Questioning myself, whether what I’m doing is right or wrong, and more than likely just giving up.
But I don’t live like that anymore. The news hit me, and it came and went, incredibly quick. That’s some amazing progress…. That’s where being grateful comes into it.
By being grateful, I can even accept that the mind that comes up is something that is like a present from the universe “here you go, you still have this mind – now overcome it”.
And I did. So on I move.
Today has been more of a restful day because I'm honestly exhausted. It's been a huge few weeks. I needed to catch up on sleep, so I passed out during the day. Not something I normally do. Woke up groggy, but here I am, it's bloody 1am, having worked through.
It's pretty amazing.