Do you find yourself easily irritated? Do some people just drive you crazy??? Maybe it’s that person driving 5 miles per hour under the speed limit, the fact that some co-workers love to heat up fish in the microwave or maybe it’s how your mother-in-law always finds something to whine about.
Deep inside, we feel these people are just violating common sense and therefore must be incompetent! As our fury accumulates overtime, our subconscious mind constructs this mental figure of ourselves as invincible superior beings.
Until one day when you’re driving home and your phone vibrates. You find yourself checking your messages and then notice you’re going 5 miles under the speed limit as an irritated driver passes you. You hide as that mental figure comes tumbling down. You realize, you’re just a regular good old stupid human being!
OK…(dramatic DJ backspin) that’s not really where I was going with this. Buuuuut….the last paragraph does have a point: No one is perfect or at least at all times : )
What I’m really trying to get to is this.
Sometimes, we get so caught up being irritated with the people around us or other contributing factors in our lives — could be silly annoyances like ones mentioned above or things on a deeper level — that we lose focus. We lose sight of our purpose. We find ourselves complaining and not really doing much else. Our mind can be a beast of its own; instead of patiently accepting reality, it acts spontaneously and independently shifting us away from our path. We need to learn how to tame this beast. Instead of letting it distract us with all that nonsense, we need to guide our mind back to our chosen path.