How good are we at making mountains out of molehills? We start out with a tiny issue and before you know it we have made it so insurmountable we think our world is coming to an end. Dwelling on the issue we spend more and more time trying to figure out, not only how we got into this ditch, but how we’re going to get out of it.
Now comes in the saying “what you resist, persists.” It not only expands our issue it is affecting how we feel. Our lives become topsy turvey and not much else matters. It seems that our lives are becoming smaller.
We know this isn’t want we want. We are smarter than this. Our mommas didn’t raise no dummies. But we’re feeling like one and we might even be acting like one. We pray no one is noticing our newly developed madness.
So the question is – can we stop the mental rumblings long enough to come to the realization we were never facing a mountain to begin with. We just decided to purposely focus on that mountain long enough to make it one. Can we relax and hopefully have a bit of a laugh as we observe our behavior from a different perspective? Perhaps we can even promise ourselves that, in the future, we’re going to be clearer about what’s really going on in our lives and place things where they really belong.
Quote: The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. (William James