I found this quote from one of Eckhart Tolle’s books:
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”
How interesting. So if someone close to you dies you are not unhappy because they died, but because of your thoughts of them dying. So just don’t think about it!
How about if you have cancer and you are puking your guts out from chemo? It’s not the situation – it’s your thoughts about it. Just don’t think about it!
Are you in an abusive relationship and your husband beats the shit out of you every night? Just don’t think about it!
Are you sitting in a Humvee in Afghanistan being pelted by hand grenades and bombs? Just don’t think about it!
And while you’re at it, don’t think about landfills being filled with so much trash that it will take over the Earth soon. If you don’t think about it you won’t need to recycle!
And don’t think about how our country (I mean the US) is so reliant on Middle East oil, and the conflicts this causes – just go buy a huge gas guzzler and have fun driving around!
And don’t think about where the food on your plate has come from, that would just make you unhappy. Thinking about factory farms, and pesticides, and genetically modified plants. Ugh, why would you want to think about that?
And don’t think about where the clothes on your back came from either – how factory workers in Bangladesh are subject to some of the worst working conditions on the planet, always in fear that their building will go up in flames and they will be trapped inside, something that happens once or twice a year there. Don’t think about that – just think about how cute you’ll look in that darling little sweater.
That should be our new motto – Don’t Think About It!