I found this article in the School of Life and loved it so much I wanted to add it my blog and tape it to my bedroom wall as a daily reminder.
I asked some of my closest friends how they cope through challenging times. Each of their unique personalities shines through their words and I found it so touching to hear what helps them, I hope it can help you too.
It’s important to remember that we got through the most difficult times in our past. We’re still here. It’s so empowering to recount the difficult paths we’ve been forced to take.
Isn’t that interesting? The past is just a story we tell ourselves.
We hold on to so many things that cause us unnecessary pain, stress, and suffering.
If only there was a switch to mute these critical internal voices. If only I could open the squeaky doors behind my skull and examine my brain as if it were a recording studio filled with buttons and dials. Once I’m there, I could see which one of them were dialled to the max and gently bring it down.
I don’t want to blink and suddenly be 90 years old sitting in an old folks home saying to the nurses, “well time sure flies doesn’t it!” I want to say, “wow cool I’m still alive. I can even still remember each decade of my life with vibrancy and detail!” At least try my best anyway. Surely there’s a way to make time at least feel a little slower?
I saw my love life like a voyage across the seas, setting sail to explore different places and ideas. I could not possibly set up permanent base on the first place I stumbled upon. I wanted my heart to be set free and experience what else was out there.
…In the past two weeks I got back from Australia on January 4th refreshed and completely content. My vacation was great, but then again how could it not be? It’s Australia, the land of kangaroos, sunshine and beaches. I felt a revived sense of confidence in myself. Before leaving for Australia I was feeling quite down, […]