Easy Does It – Day 4

October 12, 2017

Are you scared that if you don’t try harder it won’t get done? Do you struggle with the extremes of not trying at all and trying too hard?

Inventory Focus: Are you trying to force something to happen? Is that working out well for you? Instead of believing that you have to make it happen all by yourself, by the sheer exertion of strength and will, try to relax and gently ease into it. Try to trust that things will work out well, that you’re not alone, and that you’re part of a greater plan. Are you willing to try that, instead of trying harder? Sometimes when things don’t work out, it’s because you’re trying to do the wrong thing. Other times, it’s because you’re doing the right thing, but trying too hard. You won’t know which approach is best until you step back.

From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact

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  • Ariel

    I am new to this philosophy but feeling like i should have been here ages ago. My husband tried to kill himself Monday night, disclosed in his suicide note he had been drinking heavily for years and hiding it from me and now has shut me out and won’t even let the hospital or treatment facility talk to me. I am reeling, sad and angry. When they moved him from the hospital all they would tell me was he was discharged. Worst few hours of my life not knowing if he was dead or alive. Not sure what’s next.