Sometimes when I’m in need of a little inspiration, I head out for a short walk. Today, as I meandered through the tree lined path of my apartment complex, I found it.
I kept ending up in the direction of a beautiful fountain. The sound of the water as it sprung up in the air like fireworks and then gently falling as it lapped softly against the rocks was soothing. I thought about what the water represented, that regardless of whether it was thrust up in the air or moved gracefully to the bottom, it was the same unchanged substance. I realized that no matter what you did to it, the water was still water flowing in a fountain.
The same could be said about you. You may have emotions that carry you from the highest mountain peaks to the valley lows, but you are at the core that unchangeable you. If you can find the peace and stability in what makes you you, then you can watch the burst of energy that fuels drama on one hand and boredom on the other as simply water taking its course. By detaching from the moment, you might even be able to experience that soothing middle ground, where nothing can touch you.
Try thinking about that this week. Try being the water. Regardless of what’s going on outside of you, come back to that serene center like water taking its natural course. Try it and see if it soothes, calms and centers you.
(Anxiety and OCD Exposed) – Catch yourself comparing your kids to other kids? Find yourself obsessing over their normalcy or your own? This post will put less pressure on you to be perfect as a parent and take away that pressure to have normal, problem-free kids.
(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – Boggled by all this talk of mindfulness meditation and hypnosis? What are the differences and similarities if any, between them? If you’ve wondered the answers to questions like these, this post should help.
(Equine Therapy) – When you think of horses, you might think strong and beautiful. But would you ever imagine them to have more power than human beings? This intriguing post explains how horse’s natural tendency towards hypervigilance gives them an edge when it comes to responding to fear and threat.
(Adventures in Positive Psychotherapy) – Maybe you’re trying to better your life, but you can’t seem to avoid negative people from raining on your parade. Take back control with these helpful ideas for dealing with pessimists.
(Coming Out Crazy) – What’s the best gift you could get on your wedding day? How about a beautifully wrapped one filled with words of wisdom from other married couples? Read this to get inspired with a wedding gift idea and advice on how to have a happy marriage.
This post currently has
You can read the comments or leave your own thoughts.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 28 Jun 2011
Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.
Uyemura, B. (2011). Best of Our Blogs: June 28, 2011. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 19, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/06/28/best-of-our-blogs-june-28-2011/