The job of our minds is to fix things.
That's good if there is actually something to fix. But, it's terrible if there isn't.
You've probably heard the old saying "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."
It's the same with our minds: everything looks like a problem. And if you go through your day viewing things this way, it gives rise to stress, anxiety, depression, worry, fear, and so on.
Unfortunately, that's how we usually go through our days. According to our minds, nothing is ever good "as it is" - something needs to be fixed or changed. That voice in our heads tells us we can be happier and more content "if only" something else happens…if only we get a new job, if only we find the perfect partner, if only we get the latest gadget, if only...
The promise of happiness always lies just over the horizon, "once we achieve this, acquire that, or change [insert person, place, thing here]."
But, no matter what we achieve or acquire, happiness is always going to be just over the horizon. If you continue to believe and follow your mind.
If you become aware of its need to fix everything, however, you can escape the suffering that comes as a result. Mindfulness and meditation help you do that (free guide here).
Address the root cause of your suffering.
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