Today was a bit of a roller coaster for me. Things going on around me that I could not even remotely control and I was feeling all sorts of lower end emotional scale emotions about it all. I had a bit of rant and a cry about it and then did the only thing I could. I took myself out of the house and went for a walk.
I have, for the last month or so, decided to get my butt moving and up from my computer on a daily basis. Some minor back issues make it slow going at times, but today I was walking at a pretty good speed and I managed over 2 miles (as per my Fitbit and Endomundo tracking – yes, I am a gadget geek 😀 ).
The more I walk, the less I think. Thoughts still come but they seem to flow in and out but nothing really sticks. While I was out there, on of the thoughts that flitted in was the Work of Byron Katie. I remembered the relief that I felt when I had used her Inquiry process regarding a particularly hard topic regarding my son. I can’t remember what exactly the issue was, but I DO remember the feeling of relief I felt when I was going through her process.
I went and downloaded two of her books to my Kindle and really plan to go through them so I can release the battle I am doing with myself over things around me.
“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but the attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.”
I am so ready to stop suffering and I am so grateful that I now have a road map that will help me get there.
[This is entry 7 of 365 of Operation Gratitude]