Just recently, I had someone ask me about something going on in the news. I said I didn't know what they were talking about and I was okay with that. They pressed me, wanting to share all the scary stuff out there. I explained, if I can't do anything about it then my focusing on it with fear isn't going to help the situation at all.
This type of conversation will inevitably lead to the comment of "Don't you care?"
Yes, yes I do. I care enough to not put my attention on something from a bad feeling place.
The story could end there but you know me and my mental acrobats. The deeper/Spiritual part of me reconciling with the mental/human part of me and here we are. lol
Lately, I have been opting for not tucking in my husbands sheets at the foot of the bed. Why? Because he will just pull it out again. Looking at the bed you don't know that it isn't tucked in , so I am good with it. Today as I made the bed, I could hear my mind say, "Don't you care?" I returned with, "About what? That the sheet police will show up and fine me for not having a perfectly made bed or the wife police will take me away for not demonstrating how much I care for my husband?"
These two ideas collided in my brain.
Does not caring make me a bad person?
Let's sit with this my friends. Let's try flipping this around for a second. In both of these examples, caring equaled worry.
Remember this. Worry or caring does not equal love.
Do I love the planet or my husband less? No. Actually I love both enough to not care from a place of worry.
Simply put, worry does not equal love.
Okay, I was going to end there but I heard one last insight for you.
Try to watch the news with love for both sides of the story, that is how you help that story.
And the bed making, that was self- love.
Next time, someone asks you to care about something, think about how it makes you feel.
Have a worry free weekend my friends.