Ranjana TN

Staying away from other people’s roller coasters

My friend Dimi is a wise, wise person. I was telling him about how I was fretting about someone else’s anxieties and he asked me why I was getting anxious too. It wasn’t really my problem, was it? Then why was I joining the other person on their roller coaster instead of slurping on my ice cream as I stood by waiting for them to finish the ride?

That was both profound and funny. Why was I jumping on the roller coaster too? I had no idea! Clearly, I wasn’t being deliberate and conscious about what I was feeding energy to.

My job was to be my calm and chirpy self. The rest would take care of itself.