I thought hard about NOT posting… the pass few days have been crazy and my meditation has been almost non-existent, allowing my mind to become so cluttered that I couldn’t get to the words I knew were in there… but because I believe most of you love a good story and a reason to think, here we go…
So Wednesday afternoon one of the children at my center begins to sing this song. At first I ignored the song but somewhere in my subconscious I remembered hearing it before. I listen to the child sing “I like to cha cha” for almost 30 minutes before I too began singing it in my head. Once the words escape from my mouth, I knew I was in trouble (lol). The child says “you need to download this song.” I respond by saying “is it inappropriate to play here?” The child of course says no. So I look up the lyrics to check and no it is not appropriate to play around the children. But the song is catchy, so for the rest of the day and evening “I like to cha cha.”
I became so worried about not thinking about it… I ended up thinking about it!
This is often times the same thing that happens when something is bothering us… we attempt to address it and then we think we let it go, only to continue stressing over the issue until the issue is larger than it originally was. Multiplying it until it’s out if control.
Quick example! When’s the last time you were having a semi-serious conversation over text (<– not the place to have a serious conversation) And someone took your words out of context because they couldn’t hear your tone of voice? Or halfway through the conversation the other person doesn’t text back immediately? Then you’re sitting there… waiting for the next text, but then you decide it doesn’t matter. All the while getting more angry that you never got a response. Then u actually see the person and all of a sudden a small issue has become a large issue. It wasn’t necessarily the small issue anymore, but the fact that you’ve been meditating over the fact that you weren’t responded to, ignored almost… over and over again! And then how would you feel if the other person said “I didn’t answer you because my phone battery died.”
Multiplying issues can become so easy that we do it without rational thought. So what issues are you multiplying? Can it be as simple as praying over it, then letting it go? Do we have to stress ourselves out looking for solutions, only to change original issues, and end up meditating on the negatives?
But remember, you are not alone…whatever you’re struggling with, so is someone else… Have a great Friday, a blessed weekend, and don’t sweat the little things!
I leave you with this…
1 Peter 5:8 NLT
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.
Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (komplex simplicity)
P.S. Happy Birthday TT Penny!!!