You Were Not Meant To Live This Way...

You Were Not Meant To Live This Way...

...well, not indefinitely...

We all have ups and downs; deep down, we know that intellectually, but during the valleys of our lives, it sure does feel as though we're all alone.

The pain... The despair... The guilt... The doubt... The anger... Sometimes, we're not sure whether to be angry at ourselves or someone else... This shitty, seemingly unjust system of ours...

During times like this, when we personally feel hurt, and the hurt we feel can only bring us more hurt, how is one to emerge and discover a better and more effective existence? Here are five approaches, which I pray will help you set a better sail...

 1. EXPRESS GRATITUDE, during the most challenging moments of your life. Turn to those who support and have supported you. Let them know that you know you're not at "your personal best right now." Tell them, to just give you a "few moments to reflect," on what has transpired. Thank them for their prayers on your behalf. Let them know, that your heart is open to receive the blessings which come as a result of their well wishes. Express gratitude to God for any coming opportunities to live an increasingly enlightened life.

2. TAKE A SHOWER, when things are really difficult. You focus your deliberations over and over on what happened, why it happened, what it means, what you could have done, what you should have done, the parts others have played... "Never again," we start to say in our pain-stricken hearts and minds... But we know we can't continue to carry these feelings into work, into and throughout our homes indefinitely. How long can we perpetuate these sentiments? How will these feelings backfire? How will these feelings affect those who stood near? It's only natural to feel hurt or bitter in the early moments, but you know you were not meant to live this way... Indefinitely...

Take a shower. Water has healing properties. While you wash your hair, while you wash your body, allow those thoughts to yell louder and louder and louder. Don't let them come as they wish - actively think them. Play them out, as you continue to lather. Solve each problem, to the extent it's solvable. Work them through.

Now, for each & every issue, that you were not ready to solve during your soaping and lathering, there's only one step left. Rinse them down the drain. Rinse thoroughly and feel the soap-less water as you continue to let the issues which you can't manage alone go away and into the deep blue sea.

3. GET OUTTA THE HOUSE, when you feel all alone. Getting out of the house reminds us that "life goes on..." Go to a park. Experience nature; how grand it is, how endless it is, how abundant it is... The sky and the water - how they appear to meet... Look at the clouds, feel the wind, feel the rain... Watch children, as they play. Listen to their careless laughter. Watch them fall, watch them get up. Take notice of a construction site. Visit a wooded park; listen to birds as they chirp, squirrels as they russel busily doing something, almost continuously.


4. PAMPER YOURSELF, when you feel down. Cut your hair, do your nails, and shave. The tendency we have, when the wind is not at our backs, is to "let it all go..."

To the contrary, during such moments, we must pay particularly close attention to make sure we are not missing meals, nutrition, and grooming. We may miss a day or so from our fitness routine, but don't let the days, or weeks add up - get back on the cycle.

We are generally use to doing things like this, "when we feel like it..." During challenging times, we must start the activities of self-care in order to receive the feelings required to move on and ultimately win.


5. LOOK AHEAD, when things are at an all-time low. You know "you were not meant to live this way," indefinitely. Because of the healthiness of your developing approach, your life will continue to evolve and manifest greater choice, and greater abundance. Open your heart and look ahead... Imagine... Dream and set specific goals for your future... This is the beginning of things getting better for you, because you were not meant to live like this... Indefinitely.

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