“Its not what’s happening in this moment. Its how I am with what’s happening.” -Ajahn Jayanto
I try to keep this in mind. It isn’t always easy, as I struggle at times with my Bipolar. Even though I know many of my triggers, that doesn’t always help me prevent them from happening. It is easy for me to lose myself in my mind, getting stuck in an endless loop of anxiety, euphoria or a flight of ideas. I must focus on each moment as it comes. A solid meditation practice can help; another goal I am working toward. His words have become my mantra, and I try to reflect on them throughout the day.
On a more happy note: life is really good. I’m a husband, father, grandfather, social worker. What’s not to like?