Dear OverThinking Self,
The thinking part is highly regarded, but "over" just tips the balance. I witness you when you get on a role, and sometimes I follow to see how far you will go... You are a great storyteller, but a bit repetitious. Let's just say I sleep much better when you take a break.
Where did you come from? Who let you loose? Was it schooling that gave you permission? Instilling in me analysis + synthesis and underling + note-take? Who taught you to create these "non-versations" (as my husband likes to call them)? You know the ones where you work out what you Should have said or done... you must be in cahoots with EGO.
You know when I really met you? 10 days of silence... Vipassana. Woah... I saw you in full flow... I saw how you lead to physical sensations on my body and emotions...then I saw you settle down. Ahh... I CHOSE MY THOUGHTS.
This is meant to be a love letter you say... okay, I love your ability to plan and be forward thinking. Helping me to come to sound decisions + to keep an open mind - infinite possibilities. You help me to see the good in all situations (we are pretty good at that), you are quiet thoughtful. Deep down you are calling out for happiness + wellbeing. You want to be tamed. I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.
I really love it when you are bursting with creative ideas + exciting possibilities. You make me smile at memories past + the dreams in the making + focus on the NOW. I love when you let intuition lead the way. I love how you pull past knowledge into the present to present new findings, comnections + insights.
I love how you step back while Creative Self take the floor. #100daysofcollagedlife has been like healing balm for you.
You like to be acknowledged. I'm going to keep witnessing you + cultivating meditative practices to keep our relationship on good terms. I love that we aways get to choose what content we overthink about... I CREATE MY BEST LIFE
Love + Be Wonderful
Me ×× P.S. these #lovelettersofmay have been good for you. Writing it all out has always worked for you. Also, we are reading Wayne Dyer's Your Erronous Zones and he left us some good reminders + tactics to keep us on good terms.
this is part of a series of love letters to self i wrote as prompted by @littleolovebird on instagram over a year ago. They are gems to me, so i will continue to share them her in my musings adding new insights and resources as i see fit.