What internal decision today has created pain?
According to Dr. Wayne Dyer in Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life, the third verse of the Tao Te Ching “…advises rearranging priorities to ensure contentment.” This indicates a decision, does it not?
It indicates a trigger of wanting, desiring, Does this then lead to a sense of inadequacy, a perception of unmet needs?
Why am I wrapped in a fog of discontent? The unfed physical manifestation of internal unrest that I call hunger but that is really a deep craving?
Is it my job to discern the trigger and change my priorities? Or is it my job to ride the pain?
I will do both.
I won’t distract from the pain. I’ ll try not to eat my way through it. And I’ll try to travel to the inception of my restless wanting. There is something that changed a normal Wednesday into a day wrapped in gloom and sorrow.
I will still my mind. Somewhere I have the answer.