Feelings Are Fleeting

One of the main lessons of mindfulness is that feelings, as well as thoughts, are fleeting. We must learn to ride their waves, instead of being engulfed by them.

I found it interesting that on Saturday as my daughter and I did art together, I had the desire to paint my nails—letting one layer dry before applying the next was a great hack. I was smudge free!

The next morning when I went to open a can of food for kitty, I almost forgot I had done my nails the day before. I quickly grabbed a fork to pry open the can’s handle. Even though I didn’t distinctly feel like having my nails painted anymore. I sure as heck didn’t want to chip them.

And did I feel like taking it off later that day altogether?

No, that didn’t speak to me either.

So here I am, Monday morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at work, with nails that just happen to have polish on them.

Ain’t it the truth:

We do things in life and their physical/emotional mark may be more permanent than the feelings that led to their creation.

Happy Monday y’all. Keep on keeping on!

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