: Like : Me

I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line-

“I feel a little queasy this morning before class. What if it’s cancer of the liver? What will happen to my mat, my car, my phone – if I die in class?!?”

“I haven’t heard from my friend since yesterday. What if he was hit by a car commuting to work?!?” He’s in a ditch I just know it

The most unimaginative “things” in this thing called life do happen, and they create real and lasting pain in our cruel world. Although, when left to our devices, the imagined fantasies above cause senseless suffering in our hearts and minds, whether there is a once of truth in them or not. Why do we bathe ourselves in worry with “what if” thinking?

Daily Meditation:

I caught myself this morning causing my own suffering with “what ifs” … The trick to easing my own self induced pain, is acknowledging my pesky thoughts, smiling, and then moving on. I hope this post greets you with a smile as well – Have a wonderful weekend!

CultFit Moving

17 Comments on “: Like : Me”

  1. bgddyjim says:

    My trick is understanding that just because a thought pops into my head, that doesn’t mean it has validity. All that wry thought means is my nightly garbage women* (dreams) were slacking on the job – they missed a chunk.

    *wouldn’t want to be sexist now would we?


  2. I am the mother of “what if”. Lovely post. Thank you for sharing.

  3. mariavlong says:

    Daily! no wonder we are all exhausted. 😀

  4. Maia says:

    I replace ‘what if’ with ‘what when’. It is way more constructive than the ever so destructive IF.
    Love the post! =)

  5. CeeJayKay says:

    What if’s could also be positive… ‘What ifffffffff it got lively and warm tomorrow here in the UK’…. We’d go for a picnic!!! Annnnnd if you lived closer i’d invite you and we’d go for a walk in the hills… Have a FAB weekend hunny xxx

    • CultFit says:

      You are spot on in regards to “what ifs” being a positive part of our lives! What if, I bring some Summer scones and freshly made Pimms punch along for our picnic? 🙂 Be well this beautiful Sunday and do take care!

  6. Jessica says:

    Those “what ifs”! I am there! I love what you say about acknowledging them and moving on. So much easier to move on when you know and understand the source. I’m studying Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and this is definitely something that would come into that! Beautifully written 🙂

    • CultFit says:

      Thank you so much for stopping over and visiting! Most of the conversation I am having with you, and my fellow readers is centered on discussing the mucky, yucky and dirty “things” in life. For when we surrender to this beautiful moment unfolding around us, taking a deep breath and smiling … There’s not much room left for what ifs. I wish you the very best in your studies and if you ever want to bounce some ideas around or engage in deeper conversation? By all means let me know 🙂
      Starting this week I will be dipping my toes into embodied cognition, exploring how our environment shapes our feelings and on a deeper level, our true spirit. Quick question before we part: Do you enjoy running more alone one peaceful morning, or at an event? Why is this so?
      Take care and be well!

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