Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I have been thinking about this post for the last several days. I am seeing an acupuncturist, who is a life saver. We were talking at my appointment the other day about fears and how in the Buddhist religion it is believed that individuals should write down what they fear the most and how their lives will be affected by the worst happening. He said to be as specific as possible about your fears and what your life would look like and having confronted the possibility of that reality, you will put the fear away and not let it affect your everyday life. I found this remarkably interesting because I had never thought of it that way. I know that there are times when everything just gets so overwhelming that you just need to clear your head completely and I feel like hiding under a rock. I haven't done that for a while, but I do know that I need to recharge soon. When I get to this completely overwhelmed point, it is difficult to ascertain where one worry/fear/stress ends and the other begins and I know that I can't deal well when I can't find a box to put things away, or at least compartmentalize so that I can deal with the issues one at a time. I don't know how I feel about writing everything down like that...I guess it makes sense in the long run because there is a natural fear of the unknown....and if you write out what could happen then it's not unknown anymore...maybe? I haven't done this yet...I am considering it..