Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My God Jar



I have a game on my phone called Dalai Quotes. It's a fun game: you play by tapping a picture of His Holiness and then you win one of his quotes. Today's prize was: “If there is no solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it.”

Instead of worrying about things out of my control like my friends' safety after a storm, or whether or not my dog is ok all day at home alone, I pray. There's so many ways to pray, like imagining my friend or dog sheltered and peaceful. Sometimes I dedicate my physical yoga practice to a particular friends' health or happiness. If the worry feels too strong to combat these simple pleas, I will write down what I want on a small piece of paper, ("I want so-and-so to get better) a please and thank you, and place that paper in my God Jar. This small act always helps me feel better, it reminds me that there are certain things I can't fix, but I can focus my energy on the positive, which feels good for my friends, my dog and me.

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