Over-thinking? Why it doesn’t work.

Sometimes we try and understand things.

‘Why did they treat me like that?’ we ask ourselves and then spend hours imagining possible reasons.

‘Was it this reason or that reason?’

We hand over the worry to our head; we start to over-think.

There’s a reason we do this.

We’re attempting to control the situation.

If we know ‘why’, we somehow imagine we’re in control.

But our head is not a good place for our worry. Instead of easing it, the worry is multiplied, as our brain imagines endless (probably untrue) scenarios.

Our thoughts are not a peaceful or accurate place.

Sometimes, instead of trying to understand, it is best just to live the mystery.

We can’t always know why and actually, we don’t need to.

We can let go of control and live the mystery, the unknowing, with a spirit of kindness towards ourselves and a peaceable attitude towards the world.

The thing is, it’s going to be OK.