STOP – Read Part 1 for context.
As a coping mechanism, I came up with a list of items I know for sure. I wrote in my journal the following:
- Plants grow
- Time heals
- I can retrain the vine
As I was journal ling, a thought crept up on me like a soft cat. It said , isn’t this a good lesson on how to not hold on to things (a grudge, a debilitating thought etc). To explain further, I like taking cold showers. The most difficult part is actually the first step which is letting the cold water hit you. There is no way around but to step into the cold shower and let the icy cold water wash over you. No other way, I repeat.
Similarly, how does one let go of a grudge or a debilitating thought? You decide when it is time to let go of it, and just let it go. No ritual like burning paper, or letting go of a balloon, you just let .. it .. go, stop thinking further and decide that enough is enough.
That’s how I dealt with negative uncertainty.