Ok, so I am stealing this off a friend of mine, a three principles practitioner… this wisdom is just too good to keep to myself.
Last night I explained a problem I was having in which I felt jealous of someone. And this is what he said to me about my worries: “It’s not who you are.” The jealousy, while being an emotion I feel, is not me. It’s a transient feeling that I felt. And it doesn’t define me.
I also suffer with anxiety and suddenly I realised – I am not my anxiety, and I am not my anxious thoughts, either! … Which led me to the conclusion that I am not an ‘anxious person’, as I had once thought.
Monkey mind. Source: Heather Gorham
These moments of stress happen to all of us. And sometimes there’s nothing you can do about them…
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