Sometimes it feels as if too much is coming towards you. Your responsibilities, others’ expectations, random challenges, dreams unrealized, and the list goes on. When overwhelm hits, there’s only one question you need to ask.
“What is the most loving thing I can do for myself in this moment?”
It may be to speak up for yourself. To cry. To sleep. To leave. To dance. To laugh.
It may feel odd or illogical, but you have to trust that if you earnestly ask and intently listen, your next move will make itself known. It’s impossible to sort through all the tangles simultaneously. Focus your attention on the one thread that feels compelling. It’s an invitation to unravel the complexity created by your mind.
We’re primed for stories. We grow up on them…but somewhere along the way, they lose their magical themes. We start to tell ourselves harsher, unforgiving tales about who we are in the world. Somehow, the worse a story is, the easier it is to imagine.
Now, many sources will tell you to drop your stories in order to release yourself. But not all stories are bad. You can choose to script your story differently. You can remind yourself of your miraculous origins and tell the stories of infinite possibility. As the storyteller, you can make a different choice.
It’s easy to grow a thin shell of armor as a response to a sometimes harsh world.
Although the good in the world outweighs the bad, sensational news cycles, compassionless workspaces, and fearful naysayers can skew our perspectives.
When you find yourself reacting to the negative, be reminded that you did not come here to be shaped by hardened but hollow influences. You came to sculpt the world you live in. To dissolve the dysfunction not succumb to it.
Like relentlessly flowing water on rock, your softness is ultimately your power.