Wednesday, November 23, 2005

How receptive to change are you?

Once I die, I expect I'll quit fretting about the loss rather promptly. I hope those I leave will do the same.

It is one thing to cope with untoward changes in your world brought on by some event or loss but quite another to revisit the event itself in a mind full of upset thoughts. The happiest people I know are not the richest or the ones who have had the fewest misfortunes but the ones who have the healthiest attachment to the props of their lives; the ones who are best at saying "what can you do?" with a dismissive shrug.

The only losses and events one ought to obsess over are those they can go back and make right.

2 comments:

jeb said...

"... but quite another to revisit the event itself in a mind full of upset thoughts."

It is this very characteristic of the mind that makes life hell for many people. It's not the event itself, but the fact that the mind cannot quit replaying the event over and over again with with an ever increasing orchestra of judgmental emotions and rationalizations. Most people would be free indeed if they were free from this tendency of their own mind.

Good thought.

JEB

Gerry said...

You're a wise person, GreenSmile.