A few days ago, I couldn’t sleep!
It was like my mind was on a negative images projecting spree. All my fears about the health and happiness of my loved ones, my career, my life, came rushing at me altogether.
I tossed in my bed continually trying to sleep, reminding myself of the work I had to do the next day.
All of this made my heartbeat rush. It was like a regular throbbing in my chest, so loud I could hear it.
Then, I suddenly realised I had to calm down. I tried deep breaths, but failed to normalise my heartbeats. I was then hit by a feeling of powerlessness.
I realized there are so many times in life when we don’t have the direct power over a situation or people. I thought this was one of those moments.
My mind was separate from me. I could let it babble about anything and not get distracted. I am not the mind, I am not the heart, I am a witness of the both.
So I left my mind as it was, and started thinking positive thoughts and practiced my ritual of gratitude.
All of the stress went away within a few minutes. We don’t have the power over anything except our perceptions and reactions.