I love this quote because it is so true. Yogi Bhajan said this to us and I now say it to us all. “In reality you are neither happy nor unhappy. You are an idiot because happy and unhappy are all your mental conceptions.” Tis true. We have snapshots of what happy is, how it looks and feels and smells and is. Then if that shows up we are happy otherwise we are depressed, distressed, arrested, contested, and self molested. Really self-molestation is what we do when our minds go off on us and convince us that we are happy or sad or depressed or elated or anything.
Mental constructs. Yes, there are mineral components to anxiety and depression but people in third world countries don’t have the time or space to be depressed or anxious. So it is our minds that convince us of these vacant realities and we the “idiots” BUY IT , ACT ON IT try out best to make it appear real and justified.
What are your current antidotes to when moods overtake you? I love this one. It works for more than me but also for me try it now and use it often so it becomes yours. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGwB_IwkVw Go outside and move. Walk a block, hoot and holler, run, jump, rollerblade, laugh at nothing or something youtube is always a good source. You have to change your body energetics to change your mental state. Depression doesn’t heal itself. Depression and all the rest of the emotion crew will rule you if you let them but truly they are mental constructs nothing more. Hollow threats that we choose to believe. Unbelieve them.
Idiots are prevelant. Intelligence requires devotion to more than your emotions. You get to choose which you are each moment of the day. Become Switzerland of the mind. Go neutral. Neutral is not dull trust me it is sooo sexy. Sexy is getting to the real depth unimpeded by the glass shards and other debris we scatter about to self protect. Clean it up. Clean up your mind with meditation and become delightful, deep , delicious not a see saw. Here is an easy meditation everyone can do.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBFebK4nd It can also make you laugh if you watch the second part. Do it. Get rid of your crazies and claim your calm. Calm is the new cool. Yes, jacked up on caffeine is no longer the cool. Calm is it. Calm is the new Sexy. Trust me it makes way for such great connection.
Love and Blessings