Bert’s brain (#1)



I’m just like you. 





I worry a lot. 





 A lot.






But over the years I’ve realized something.




When all’s said and done, I really have only one problem.














(Need a fuller explanation?  See “Bert is nuts.”)

Want more?

For more on monkey mind, read “How to turn your monkey mind into a pussy cat” at Richard Paterson’s Finding Happiness website.





Steve has been designated an official Health Maven (I kid you not) on the WellSphere website — a huge storehouse of information on just about any health issue you can imagine, in the form of articles, videos, Q&A features and more. 

(Actually Bert will be writing most of the contributions, but don’t tell anyone that.)


5 responses to “Bert’s brain (#1)

  • John?

    Steve I saw you on friday and since then there has been a calmness in my life. I cant remember the last time I felt this o.k not happy and not sad just o.k its different than happiness its just a feeling of peace and calm and I want to thank you for this, I am on my way to a place where for once I am not in a rush to get to(I hope that makes sense) Now for the Blog I can stress enough for anyone who is reading this to click on “How to turn your monkey into a pussy cat” The website is really amazing if anyone wants to chat about it I am reaching out for a chat on self improvement. (plan B stuff)

    • fritzfreud

      Thanks, John (?). I actually like that line: “*I am on my way to a place where I am not in a rush to get to.” I for one tend to rush so often and so automatically that I forget how good it feels to stop.

    • Marie

      Each morning, before going off to work, I find time to walk around my garden and “survey my flowers”. My little dog comes out with me and it gives me a moment to do nothing but absorb the energy from the flowers. It helps me not think of anything else. Walking the labyrinth and watching the ocean waves are great ways for me to rid my brain of clutter.

  • Marie

    I like the article on “inner peace”. I find that when I am experiencing physical pain instead of “fighting” the pain I go with it. The less I resist it the less pain I feel. I guess this goes for emotional pain as well. Missing my brother today and trying not to fight the grief. Experiencing the grief and feeling the pain instead of fighting it allows me to experience acceptance and an odd sense of peace

  • fritzfreud

    Thanks, Marie. Your comment reminds me of something Annie Lamott wrote: “Our psychic muscles cramp around our wounds — the pain from our childhood, the losses and disappointments of adulthood, the humiliations suffered in both — to keep from getting hurt in the same place again. So these wounds never have a chance to heal. They keep us moving in tight, worried ways. They keep us standing back or backing away from life, keep us from experiencing life in a naked and immediate way.” What you call “feeling the pain instead of fighting it” is the very sort of uncramping that allows wounds to heal and the heart to finally feel peace.

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