Letting Go

For most of this week I have been feeling uninspired and blah. Nothing meaning appears to be happening and the activities I participate in and the work that I do seem to have very little impact. So really, what is the point of it all? And when I could offer myself no tangible positive answer, I then immersed myself into considering, my next move, how do I move forward? This matter of moving forward and deciding on the next thing to do has had me so preoccupied, that the week seemed to have blown  and I did very little. This week I started reading, and paused, three books. I simply could not finish any of them. I did very little writing. I have been so lost in my thoughts and today (Saturday) I feel as if I have to confront the issues I have been having because another week of floating is unacceptable.

 

My primary challenge has been that I struggle with remaining present. I am either wondering or imagining what will or should happen tomorrow, next week, and next year. When I am not in the elusive future I am pondering on what has past and wishing I could change something. This frequent looking back has more often than not caused me misery. Now there is value in reflection, I will always support constructive self-assessment. However, this return to times past must be with the few to learn something. I have not been having any sort of personalised Sanfoka moments. I have not been reflecting to affirm a life lesson, I have been rethinking past mistakes.   This week most of my issues arise as I reconsidered and reconstructed activities and created, “what if” scenarios and alternative outcomes.

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Sankofa,  an Asante Adinkra symbol that means go back and fetch what you forgot The symbol is expressed as a bird that flies forward while looking backward with an egg (symbolizing the future) in its mouth.

When I am not looking back, far, far back, I seem to find myself leaping forward. I am anxious about the next stage, and last week I was quite taken in by fantasies. I daydreamed about buying a house, decorating this house, hosting dinner parties in this house; being married and having babies.

I am attempting a mental reset. I am seeking to regain control of my thoughts and hold firmly to the present moment. I am letting go of all that is already gone and releasing the need to constantly anticipate what will happen next. In this moment I am committing to focusing on what is here. Right this moment everything is good just as it is.  In this moment, I am home, I am relaxed, and I am surrounded by love and warmth.

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2 thoughts on “Letting Go

  1. Marsha-Gay says:

    It is like you are in my head, this is how I have been feeling for a while now. Anxious about what’s next for me. I try to remind myself to focus more on the process rather just focusing on the outcome. This will fall into place.

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