I had an interesting experience last week.
Its not something new or exciting or earth shattering... In fact, it's a common, relatable event. As I was hanging out in my kitchen, I noticed there were crumbs on my feet. I was walking around and crumbs were stuck to the bottom of my feet and I was annoyed.
There's nothing exciting or interesting about this- I know, but read on!
What was interesting, profound and new to my mind....was when I noticed I semi-conciously brushed the crumbs off of each foot back onto the floor as I have done for forever....
Brushing them back onto the floor isn't going to "help" the situation. That action or lack of action- will simply keep me annoyed if I keep stepping on them, which is extremely likely. Why didn't I simply brush them off my feet into the trash can? And, why didn't I consider taking another step towards ending this, at least sort term- by sweeping or vacuuming the area?
How many other habits do I have that cause my own irritation, stress, annoyance, etc that I "brush off" instead of dealing with????
Its interesting... and I'm noticing~