I just wanted to write a quick post as I sense from both myself and all those around me, that times are very difficult right now. We are being stretched us to our limits. It is times like these that we can easily slip out of balance and begin to tumble downward. Lets face it, we have major dramas coming at us from all directions and to make things worse, nothing is being done about any of them. They are all just flapping about in the breeze like sheets on a clothesline, unaddressed and with no accountability being handed out for anything. Talk about frustrating and maddening! One can feel their blood pressure rising quickly, so how do we deal with this? I live by the motto ” Out of all bad comes some good, so look for it!”.
As with any situation we find ourselves faced with that causes us stress and discomfort, we must face it head on! It is normal to want to push it aside and get as far away as possible from what we are feeling. It doesn’t feel good. But getting distance between ourselves and what is bothering us, is not really getting away from it. It follows us, it buries itself deep within us and pops up from time to time like a nagging jack rabbit. No, the true way for us to deal with these difficult times is to accept them. They are what they are, for the most part there is little we can do about them and so we must accept them. Sit quietly with your discomfort, feel it rather than run away from it, ask questions of yourself. Why am I so bothered by this? Is how I am thinking making it worse? Is there something I can do or think that will make things better? Try to understand what is going on inside you and why you are reacting the way you are.
Just the act of addressing the issue and the discomfort will help to ease its impact! The act of being with the discomfort gives you a certain amount of strength for having done the unthinkable, accepting what is going on rather than resisting it. The fight we create in trying to avoid something zaps our energy and our self-confidence that we can get through this. We need that strength! So face it, pull in all the strength you can from facing it and then let it go. Release it! In doing so we free ourselves up to be able to find a solution of some measure that will allow us to deal with what is going on in a positive way. In the end it is far easier to face these battles set before us than fight against them. They are what they are and if there is little we can do about them, then we can at least help ourselves which in the end is the best thing we can do. We grow from adversity so embrace it as best you can and better yourself. We will get through these trying times. Have faith, stay strong and make lemonade( be inspiring to yourself) out of these lemons being tossed our way.
Blessings to us all,