From the Divine Jukebox today: “Dancing Queen” by ABBA
Every day, we’re bombarded with advertisements about what we need to buy to fix what’s wrong with us.
If we have arthritis, there’s a host of appetizing drugs with myriad lovely side effects.
If we’re a bit overweight, there’s a dizzying array of programs to “help us drop those unwanted pounds”.
If our complexion isn’t model-worthy, there are thousands of products to make ourselves look different.
But what if we just accept who and how we are, and move on into the next stage of our lives?
I was diagnosed with depression many years ago, and was told that I’d always be on medication for it. I have a family history of depression disorder, so it made a certain amount of sense.
But when I started realizing and accepting that my issues stemmed from a wish to control what was happening around me, and I released the responsibility for all those things, something started to change.
I decided that I didn’t need to control anything but my own reactions. Everything else became NOT my responsibility. What an amazing freedom I’ve found!
All I had to do was let go, and let the Universe do the rest.
My job is NOT to control anything except myself. In my case, that usually means keeping my mouth shut and thinking first, before I actually say anything.
If I stop and think about the consequences BEFORE I speak, everything else gets easier.
And because I’m concentrating on myself and my reactions, I don’t have time to get angry or upset about what ‘ought to be’.
I’ve not had to take antidepressants for several years now. I DO still have to remind myself to think before I open my mouth. But what a relief to hand over the responsibility for all the things happening around me to “somebody else” !
The Universe has my back. She’s got your back, too. We just have to let her deal with those things that are not our responsibility, and quit second-guessing her. Let the Universe do her thing. She’s taking care of each of us.
Be safe and well, have a blessed day, and don’t forget to dance a little bit today!
Photo by Jill Wellington , courtesy of Pixabay
With Grace and Gratitude,