If you are feeling confused, frustrated, and/or depressed, let go of the thoughts that are causing you to feel this way. And if you are having trouble “letting go,” pray. Prayer will help you let go.
Confusion is the result of being pulled in too many different directions. The result of conflicting ideas and conflicting desires. This can be influenced both externally and internally. But even internal conflict is often the result of external influences.
Often the best way to deal with a state of internal conflict is to cut ourselves off from external influences as much as possible until the mind settles down and becomes more focused again.
Some of our best days are the ones when we don’t think too much. Not thinking doesn’t mean empty-mindedness. It just means not over-analyzing everything and not dwelling on things that cause us a lot of anxiety.
Stop searching for answers you already have. Even after we find the right answers we have a tendency to keep searching for better ones. We’re always looking for some well-kept secret or some complicated formula. Usually the answer is right under our nose, but we ignore it because it’s too obvious or too simple.
If you are stressed out about the future, trying to figure out your next move, constantly searching for answers, then you can be sure you are at that moment not living by faith. Faith lets go and deals with each moment as it comes. Each moment then becomes preparation for the next.
“Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” ~ Lao Tzu