Let go……trying to be perfect is all about living in fear. When bad things happen in our lives, when we experience loss, when we experience disappointment, we are sometimes paralyzed in the moment. Our monkey minds are jumping from one thought to another. The fact is that things are going to happen in your life. Things you wish you didn’t have to experience. Things that make you unbelievably angry or sad, and we don’t have any choice we must find a way to bring ourselves to a gentler place. A place where we can lovingly nudge ourselves towards healing. So you may have to take some time alone, to reflect and feel what you have to feel.
We all strive to process life’s twists and turns as best we can; and there may be some mistakes. The important thing is to be generous and optimistic along the way. If you find yourself falling short of your chosen ideal, notice it, and forgive yourself. Give yourself the gift of discernment….respect yourself without judgement, love yourself without conditions and watch as peace enters. You are not what happens to you……you are the person that responds and with that you always have a choice. The storm is only temporary. What creates a lasting impression is the wonder you experience when the sun bursts through the clouds and begins to shine once more. That is loving yourself and that is when healing begins.
Cheryl Strayed said “When you recognize that you will thrive not in spite of your losses and sorrows, but because of them, that you would not have chosen the things that happened in your life, but you are grateful for them, that you will hold the empty bowls eternally in your hands, but you also have the capacity to fill them. The word for that is healing.”
By Lisa Scott Executive/Life Coach