Cinderella was a good girl, but she sneaked out at night.
Snow White was a good girl, but she broke into dwarf’s house.
Harry (Potter) was a good boy, but he broke most of the school laws.
Thanos was a bad guy, but he adopted two girls. A purple man with blue and green daughters, what a family!
Buddy Pine aka Syndrome was a bad guy, by his hard work he transformed himself into a wealthy gadget inventor.
The other day I was lying in the bed, surfing pictures on the net and came across this famous Chinese philosophy, Yin Yang. It has an interesting concept that all opposites are interconnected. Not in ourselves but throughout the world. Like hot and cold, light and dark, long and short, naughty and reserved, happy and sad, earth and sky, and the examples are endless.
As a matter of fact, one cannot exist without the other. Endless winter can never make us understand the value of summer. Without noise, you cannot value silence. Every white has its black and every black has a white. Similarly, all humans have good and bad within. It is just about choosing colors, white is always difficult as it reveals the tiniest spot of grey whereas black takes all in except for white. At times, it overcomes white. But, it doesn’t mean black is better. Of course, white takes more effort to stay the way it is. One should try to be completely white or black.
In fact, anything in extreme turns to harm us just as Buddy Pine who could have spent his life happy with his mind-boggling inventions and wealth but he opted for troubling himself by troubling others. I mean why to bother for people who don’t give a damn about you. Just move them aside and carry on. Easier said than done. Especially for overthinkers like me. So when I re-read this I felt how would I deal with myself?
But then yin-yang also symbolizes that every problem comes with a solution. And the solution is right in the center, within us. So for all the overthinkers out there, I am leaving you with my top 3 solutions to stop overthinking.
1. Stop thinking about the wrong and start thinking about right:
Often in a given situation especially when deciding we naturally think about the negative things that will fall into our bags. Stop. Take a new direction, right direction. Think about the positives.
2. Be satisfied with what you have:
Negativity breeds ungratefulness. Be thankful for what you have and how much you have. Even though it is little, thank god that it is there. Trust, what you have is enough. Realize you cannot control everything and you will sleep well.
Believe me, it is the best stress buster in the world. It makes you forget everything. Good dancer, bad dancer just dance bro, just dance.
So what if things aren’t going your way. Trust me it is going the right way.