It’s been a long day. A long week. An even longer few weeks. I had to go back on anxiety medication today, after months of overthinking and worrying to the point where my stomach and eyes start to spasm. You can’t turn it off...this pondering. It’s an affliction and a gift. However today, in my surrender to receiving help, I finally embraced a talk given by Burgs. I have listened 20 times to the song by @mtwolfofficial and to Burgs spouting off his wisdom and each time I gain a tiny grain of what he is trying to say. My emotional self is a much slower learner. Today I understood it all. .
“I, I think if I could get you to do one thing
I would say that when you get to the point that you...
Really feel, highly motivated, to, just, towards keeping your virtue...
Then you'll you'll discover quite quickly how extraordinary a life was meant to be, could be
And it's, it's just we get so messy, it's not that we are doing lots of wrong things, our mind is so messy
We don't keep it simple
And we end up making the life that we are living, so in-ordinarily complicated
Completely unnecessarily, and it's such a shame to end up feeling, in a real muddle, while actually, you ought to be having the time of your lives
It doesn't actually take very much to make the deepest part of us incredibly happy
Just to be here, just to appreciate
Appreciate being here
To feel that you're alive
To be in touch with your heart
It takes mindfulness to come to a human life
And then above that, it takes mindfulness and virtue, to come to a fortunate human life
The chance to be part of this happens briefly
The invitation is not to show how inventive and imaginative you are
But how much you can notice what you're already part of
And appreciate it and share it, and care about those that are around who count for their welfare while you are looking out for your own, that's it
And then you'll get to the end of it, having had an awesome time
Knowing, that that is something you'd recommend to others.” -Burgs