Weekly Newsletter: Relax
There are times in my life when weariness plays in my favor. I can be a perfectionist and worry over little details. If you recall the television show called Monk you’ll get a somewhat exaggerated image of how I can obsess at times. Weariness often forces me to slow down and decide what is important. When I’m exhausted, I prioritize what must get done and let lesser things go for another day.
Weariness can be our bodies’ way of telling us to slow down, relax, and take it easy. The Universe does not depend upon how much we accomplish today. The sun will rise and set no matter what we say or do — or don’t say or do. We cannot mess up the Universe. It will run, the grass will grow, and life will go on.
The Dalai Lama said this about worry: “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”
Relaxing and letting go of worries isn’t something a lot of us come by naturally. I struggle with it — and maybe that’s the problem, I struggle. Instead, I need to relax, let go, and let it fall away. I also want to remember that my weariness can be a blessing — a reminder that it’s time to relax.
 Young, Christopher (2012-04-12). Buddha Quotes - 365 Days of Inspirational Quotes and Sayings in Buddhism (Kindle Locations 748-749). . Kindle Edition.
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