Friday, November 03, 2006

Resist Not Thy Pissiness

Yesterday I was grumpy. There was no reason for my mood - well, no reason that I could name. Maybe it was a Male PMS, I don't know. I was short, things were annoying me, I was (in Amy's words) a "grump ass."

Most of the time, we resist our moods and make them worse. If we're mad, we feel bad about being mad and it makes us more mad. If we're sad, we don't feel like we should be sad, so it makes us more unhappy.

But yesterday I just rode the wave. I was pissy and I knew it (clap your hands). After an aggressive 30-minute run and a night's sleep, I feel much better - actually quite well, thank you.

It is resistance to the present moment that creates most of the difficulties in your life. However, acceptance does not mean that you cannot take action to rectify the situation you are in. What is important is to drop resistance so that you let the moment be, and that any action arises from deeper awareness rather than from resistance. The vast majority of pain in a person's life comes from resistance to what is. (E. Tolle)

Now, granted - if my pissiness had extended over time or was the underlying emotion beneath some negativity - I should probably have "rectified the situation" (and not be a crappy person to be around). But for the short spell, it was here, accepted, and now - gone!


anonymous julie said...

Good story, good quote. Rock.

Meredith said...

GO Amy - I love that expression, "Grump ass". I can't wait to use it the next time the opportunity arises.

I agree with Julie, great quote, too.

Glad you're feeling better. Maybe it was too much Halloween candy? Can't resist that?

isaiah said...

My master teachers (umm...that would be my son & wife)are always at the ready to remind me of my pissiness and I guess I'm thankful for that (like, what in the hell am I gonna do about it- deny it? No!)

Yeah- how heavy our pissiness can get at times know's in keeping with D.O. (as far as I'm concerned)...cause I know that I don't know...and I'm (afer the pissiness is over) always happy to be back in the lighter side of things.

Yeah, resist it and I'll explode...

Sometimes it's OK to be pissed off and enjoy it! (cause after it's over with- no matter the degree of pissiness, it's might as well be PISSED than pissed).

Love your honesty, Trev.

frimmin said...

"If you're pissy and know it clap your hands! If you're pi--"
"F@#k off, I don't want to!"

Great insight, great humor!