Removing a multitude of thoughts clamouring for attention in our heads is like emptying a dishwasher ~
Plates, and forks and knives and cups, glasses and pots and pans and lids……
All have had their purpose ~
cleaned up and now to be put away in this cupboard or that drawer, wiped clean and clear of water drops.
At least we can hold each one in our hands.
Thoughts are considerably more slippery.
In general the task is simple.
Empty your mind.
Empty the dishwasher.
Simple tasks, once undertaken, may be far from easy.
The complexity of what to do with the detail of it all
~ whether thoughts or dishes ~
can overwhelm until the decision to choose one at a time.
Take it out, wipe it off and put it away.
Thoughts ‘taken out’ are not necessarily imbued with such simplicity ~
their worthiness of mental energy or
filing them away as just a memory
or using their energy to move forward are
challenged by beliefs, life experience and expectations.
Emptying the dishwasher is far easier.
“Every solution to every problem is simple. It’s the
distance between the two where the mystery lies.”
~ Derek Landry, Skulduggery Pleasant