Monday Thoughts: Mental Diuretic

If we are not willing to let go knotty and prickly issues in time, our mental frame can be wrecked before long. One must be prepared to get the monkey off the back, eventually. – Erik Pevernagie

We need to flush our minds at times because we have a tendency to carry to much in it at times. Holding on to every little thing that happens and finding ourselves with the heavy head syndrome. Our actual physical head feels so heavy we can hardly stand from being dizzy and disoriented thinking so much.

Have you ever gotten worked up over something that was out of your control? I mean really upset because in that moment you couldn’t do anything about what was happening, you could only sit/stand there and wait for the time to pass. Sometimes we allow preconceived notions to lead us to believe we know why a particular incident is taking place and from there we jump to conclusions and I mean jump into the deep end of conclusions. We think we know the answer when in fact we are in the dark until the reason of the matter comes to light. Sometimes we’re right and sometimes wrong. Either way, we get all worked up and upset because we just don’t know what is going on.

Then comes the hording of thoughts about everything and everybody. “Why is so and so this?” “Why me?” “Why can’t it be like this way or that way?” We build up so much in our minds that these thought bricks become heavier and heavier until “oh boy,” headache time, high blood pressure time, angry time, resentful, jealous, you name it! Just not a good time…ouch!

I do my best to let go of things out of my control. Like it or not, we cannot be in control of everything. I do my best not to let my mind get flooded overthinking. That only leads to a mental shutdown. Life is not perfect and life doesn’t always go exactly as we want and I’m not a behavioral specialist, so I can’t control someone else’s thoughts and actions. We just need to be careful and not allow ourselves to become heavy headed with so much.  What is going to happen is going to happen. Life will continue from one moment to the next. 
We can do our best to live, learn, grow and let go. 


19 thoughts on “Monday Thoughts: Mental Diuretic

  1. I love it. We may be aware of it in peaceful times but slip into it unconsciously when one thing comes to the other. Then although we want to have more clarity, overthinking makes us digging deeper and deeper into the mud until we are about to suffocate in problems we blew up to a giant. Not easy to see when you are in the midst of a struggle but at one point we need to step back and look at everything from a distance. That way we get the overview back and detach from something we identified with but which is not us. We can breathe again, can let go of the need to control the uncontrollable. It brings back inner peace and strength, and a clear mind.

    1. Thank you. It’s hard at times to keep our center of gravity when so many thoughts are pulling at us. We are not processing machines (which can burn out also). We only need to keep in mind that a solution will come, a resolution will appear and although it may not happen or come into awareness as quick and easy as we may hope/want, it will happen. We stay level as best as we can.

      1. Yep, that fog! Confusing and scary because you cannot see any further. Then we need even more concentrate only on the next step and not on seeing something we can’t !

  2. Projection and fear is something many people struggle with. Self awareness and emotional maturity is something that we all benefit from if only was understood. πŸ™‚ Great piece.

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