“In modern society most of us don’t want to be in touch with ourselves; we want to be in touch with other things like religion, sports, politics, a book – we want to forget ourselves. Anytime we have leisure, we want to invite something else to enter us, opening ourselves to the television and telling the television to come and colonize us.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
As time goes on our minds became gradually disillusioned by negative external influences. At some point we may began to hesitate and question our instincts.When a new obstacle comes our way we may even stumble and doubt ourselves.
Over time we can make our lives more and more difficult, and we start losing touch with who we really are and what we really need.
To stay balanced it is necessary every so often to regroup and decompress. Read a book, start an art project, work in the garden or treat yourself to a massage.
‘If you find that the demands on your time are overwhelming, don’t be afraid to politely say “no” when someone asks you to do something. Learn your limits. You can’t do it all and you shouldn’t feel guilty about it. Be a little selfish once in a while by scheduling “me time” – it will help keep you in touch with yourself in the year ahead. touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.’