“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” ― Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist
All of us put our desires and dreams out into the universe and hope they are realized some day. But it is very unhealthy to keep putting our energy into people and things, over and over again, and then wishing for a different outcome. The Einstein quote I referenced defines this as “insanity”, or “crazy”, reminding me of a favorite quote:
“When You See Crazy Coming, Cross The Street” – Iyanla Vanzant, New Thought Spiritual Teacher
“Crossing the Street” is recognizing when we have become “attached” to harmful and debilitating thoughts, actions and “things” in life and taking the steps necessary to avoid repeating the “same old mistakes”.
But it is hard to break with these “things”, and many women choose to numb out and block the pain and suffering of attachment through drinking and sedatives. They are in denial while justifying their lives to family, friends and themselves. I advise them to make the tough choice to feel their emotions; all of them know their situation or choices are not healthy or stable.
I will write more on the importance of living in the present and appreciating and loving ourselves. Embrace your emotions because when you feel them, you are living your life and not avoiding reality. This is the beauty of feeling and healing; and the secret of breaking the cycle of suffering.
Namaste, Jennifer Miller