How much is too much?

You think too much.  Youre overthinking it.  Has anyone said that about you?  Oh, if I could havemmmlets make it $100, since Im making it up anyway, for every time Ive heard that, I would be retired.  If people have said that about you, how does it make you feel to hear those words?  Since thinking is something we all do, and is highly regarded in many, if not most, areas of society, what is too much about it?

Theres also the flip side, what were you THINKING? Meaning, you messed up something which someone thinks you shouldve done differently.  Most of the times we get ourselves into some degree of trouble, isnt usually because we werent thinking something through?  We hadnt given it enough thought? 

 I really appreciate thoughtful people. And deep thinkers. I even appreciate those labeled intense at times.  Ive heard that one plenty, too, about me.  Again, to what is the intensity in reference?  Even if that were an objective, definable, measurable quality, whats wrong with being intense, anyway?  In my mind, intensity has a lot to do with a lot of thinking.  AND, most of the intense people I know are very smart. Some of the smartest, actually.  Intense people are usually very passionate about the thing about which theyre being intense.  I like smart.  I like passion.  

Next time someone accuses you of thinking too much, just know that its only too much for the accuser.  If they cant keep up, thats not your issue!  And if youre the one doing the accusing, just remember it feels to the other person a bit like being told you breathe too much.  

By the way, yoga and meditation are great for helping slow down both, the breath and thoughts.  Which is awesome.  We can remove our attachment to our thoughts, and become aware of WHO is doing the thinking.  Not being attached to or defining ourselves by our thoughts, or obsessing over them, is very healthy.  Im an advocate of this process.  I am suggesting though, that we remember one persons slow is another persons fast.  One persons many is another persons few.  So maybe we practice acceptance of that truth, and leave the judgment behind.  Anyway, its another way of thinking about it. 😉



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