Saturday, April 10, 2010
Lately I've felt so restless. What a feeling restlessness is! One might think that of all the unpleasant emotions one could experience restlessness doesn't seem that bad. I would disagree. Restlessness is so disruptive. It breeds discontent. When you're restless it is impossible to enjoy whatever it is you are doing because you are so distracted by wanting it to be over. When you're restless you cannot relax. The word is exactly as it sounds -- you are without rest. There is no peace when you're restless. You are constantly yearning for something more -- something other than what is. I think restlessness is the antithesis of mindfulness. I imagine that the cure for restlessness is acceptance -- acceptance of whatever is in the present moment. I have yet to find reprieve with this solution but I believe I will. I just have to keep trying.