I was watching a clip of the comedian John Mulaney and when he said, “Growing up, I always thought that quicksand was going to be a much bigger problem than it turned out to be.” I laughed out loud, and I could totally relate. Let me start by saying that I was a latchkey kid. My mom raised seven kids on her own, and when we got home from school, she was still at work.
What if there was an easier way? What if the harder you try, the harder it gets? I read a quote once from Martha Beck that said, “If whatever you’re doing isn’t working, don’t do it harder.” Often, something doesn’t seem to be working or flowing, and my initial impulse is to try harder, and I can slip into thinking more effort is the solution.
In today’s episode, Melissa & Barb discuss how allowing external circumstances to affect their state of being is risky business. With compassion for themselves and others, our hosts share anecdotal moments of recognizing how our state of our mind can lend to moments that make for the best memories, or how our overthinking can get in the way. Are there areas in your life where you recognize that a stirred up state of mind or errant thinking affect your experiences?
Are you wondering what french fries have to do with a clear mind?
Join our hosts for today’s episode to discover the wisdom within french fries and other “incidents,” as they recognize, through their own hilarious yet profound stories, how the internal state of our mind very much affects our life experiences—and visa versa if we let them.
And, don’t be surprised if your mantra for today becomes, “Get out of the car!”.