Happy Tuesday. Have an awesome day. Enjoy.
Always do your best………lean into your vulnerability. Life is going to bring you highs and the lows; it is going to have your soaring, and then it will take you plunging to the depths of despair, and it might all happen in one week. So trying to avoid the pot holes of life just won’t work. They’re going to happen whether you want them to or not. The question is will you react or will you respond? When we react we are out of control, we are just letting our emotions run rampant…..while responding allows us to be more reasonable with our emotions. When we don’t trust our ability to control ourselves; we try to control everything that is going on around us which is a coping strategy not a winning strategy. Choosing how you respond to your life, acknowledges that you’re dangerously close to the edge, but you can always, lovingly talk yourself down.
We have all heard of the monkey mind, the one that wants to torture you with “what if” thoughts, that are distorted and not based in any reality or fact. When we choose our response, instead of reacting, we recognize how our minds sometimes betray us and lead us to believe that life is much worse than it actually is. In these moments we must choose a more peaceful and loving response that allows us to let the feelings come, and then lovingly and gently send them on their way. The facts of life are that we cannot avoid the ups and downs. We cannot choose to live our life without uncertainty, or vulnerability because they will come anyway. What you always have the power to do is to choose your response. That’s the wonderful thing about human beings, we each possess the ability to impact someone’s life for the better…..including our own. We sometimes believe that tranquillity is off in the distance when in fact it is right where we are…..we just need to summon it.
Brene Brown said “Yes we are totally exposed when we are vulnerable. Yes we are in the torture chamber that we call uncertainty. And yes, we’re taking a huge emotional risk when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable. But there is no equation where taking risks, braving uncertainty, and opening ourselves up to emotional exposure equals weakness.”
By Lisa Scott ~ Executive Life Coach