What’s possible? Have you stopped long enough to breath let alone give that some space to branch? I would recommend returning to our roots where the Greeks, Romans, and the time of Enlightenment that’s all they had time to do. What happened? Yeah, I get it, evolution. Industrial revolution. Renaissance. Stuffed pwned us over the years. Today’s thinkers are no better than history’s greatest. Figuring our what’s truly important in life is still the pursuit we need to constantly be in touch with. Scheduling it first even at the start of our days.
There’s a ton of insight and perspective we can gain from pausing to think over just going with the flow. A stoic approach that was coined by Seneca was designed to help us be fearless and confident in the face of life’s suffering. Getting overly emotional about life’s ups and downs is exhausting. Sometimes, there is nothing you can even do about it. It just is. Our anxieties can develop within us for two main reasons. One, super high hopes that are not realistic. Two, keeping bottled up great fears about what MIGHT happen.
Trying to medicate ourselves out of it is not the answer. It can inhibit our strength building to overcome on our own. Stoics didn’t have anxiety medicine to overcome their anxieties. They let go of high hopes and embraced their fears head-on. They lived their lives with serenity. We need to stop blaming ourselves when things don’t work out. There’s more to discover and learn. Give yourself a shot at doing that.
Life can be really sweet if we just follow its natural flow and take the time out to explore or check in with it. Think about the surface of the water with a storm ranging. Waves are 6-12′ high blowing all over the place. Then you stick your head under water and everything is calm. In fact, you might not even have known anything about storm up top. Things can become really simple in our mind when we allow ourselves to enter the flow of quiet. When I find myself yo action oriented or uptight about what’s going on around me at work, I use the Breath app in my Apple Watch for 1 minute to bring my focus back in line.