SWIMMING AGAINST THE CURRENT
Sometimes in life we all find ourselves swimming against the current, and that’s okay, as long as we keep swimming!
As long as you do not allow your negative thoughts and feelings, to drown you to the point that you feel like giving up, then you will somehow, from somewhere, find that inner strength that you need to bring you back to shore safely.
Since you once were the strongest swimmer of sperm, please know you have a purpose. You’re luckily unique and yes, the world needs YOU, more than you’ll ever know. You are always loved by a force you’ll never be able to see, hear or always feel. But that love once made you, no matter how you were conceived? And that love is going to find you again, when you have faith, hold on, and believe.
So, when that tidal wave surges towards you full force, keep swimming, no matter what, or float with the current until it weakens. Going with the flow is sometimes the only option.
You can’t stop it, and you can’t control it.
Just keep going through it, or surf the crest of that wave until you get over it.
Often the hardest thing about my job is, encouraging clients who are feeling down, to stay positive. Especially when they are over coming traumatic events or suffering physically in some way.
But even harder still, is trying to encourage clients who are feeling down to stay positive, when I am feeling down or going through a crisis myself.
We all get them days or periods in our life, they are unavoidable at times.
Yet, they are the times more than anything else, that require a positive perspective.
Everyone has stress, worries or challenges in their lives, no one is immune, but its attitude that helps us to overcome them.
A negative, defeatist attitude, is never going to help to make things better. In fact, it makes things worse. On the other hand, a positive, ‘I can deal with this and get through it’ attitude’ Will make things seem better, and will in most cases make the outcome better too. This doesn’t mean there will always be a happy ending but it’s never actually what happens to us that’s the problem, it’s how we react or respond to it.
Stuff happens in life to all of us, good and bad. We just need to start noticing the good more, and not let the bad get the better of us!
I know first- hand that that is easier said than done, but what are the options?
Feeling sad and miserable, powerless and negatively defeated, doesn’t bare thinking about, but understandable and naturally normal at challenging times in our lives.
We can help to decrease those times and increase the good times though. By simply trying to feel positive, motivated and thankful at those ‘normal’ times in our life, when nothing is going wrong, but when we tend to find ourselves worrying about things going wrong, before they have.
This can help us to deal with things, if and when they do actually happen, without that feeling of heavy overwhelm. Stress is not the problem, constant, compounded stress is!
So today I challenge you, in your ordinary day, full of the usual financial / family/ work/ relationship woes, to be mindful of all the good already in your life, right now in this moment.
Appreciate if you can, the perfection in the normal, boring and the mundane?
Be grateful if nothing else for your health. And if your health isn’t all that healthy at the moment, know that feeling bad won’t make you feel better. However, appreciating the fact that we are breathing, is enough when we think of those we have loved, who aren’t any longer.
And as long as we are breathing, and coming up in between for air, that’s a sign that we’re alive, and things can always get better in the sea of life!
Stay Present, Your Life is a Gift,