Hello everyone! The Unleashed One here. It is the evening of the 19th as I type this. I am in the middle of fishing clean clothing out of my laundry bag to put away, but I want to put down this thought because it relates to an event that unfolded on the 18th ... no pun intended.
Here is the thought:
Rumination of the past can cause the ruination of mindfulness in the present.
Yesterday I saw how someone being in his own head could manifest in the present. So much so that even in the moments when one should feel positive, the feelings of apprehension and doom follow. Negativity to this person is accelerated while positivity is delayed, passe, or worse, a stasis that is fleeting or may never arrive. It was as if this individual had created his own Matrix where happenstance had him trapped, that misery is inevitable, but it would be alleviated if he could go back and make different choices.
The obsessive overthinking, however, is the variable that contributes to never getting beyond those moments of failure. When one's head is stuck in the land of "would have", "could have", "should have", and "shouldn't have", he misses out on the now. The chance to initiate change where it counts ... in the now. The chance to find love, acceptance, and purpose in the present so that the future can have fewer mistakes.
Although I brought awareness to him (showed him the door), he has to be the one to walk through it.
The weight of yesterday was lightened by the activity of today. A Marvel movie. A Marvel movie done right and exceeding expectations. Those who decided to sit out because of the disappointment from Eternals should seriously reconsider. That is all I'm going to say. I'm not one to even do spoilers. Just see Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Now back to my regularly scheduled putting away of clothing.