Are you feeling overwhelmed more often than not? Do you feel like life is passing you by without you really realizing it?
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU DID SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF?
When was the last time you truly did something with the sole purpose of making yourself feel good at a deep level, something that made you truly feel alive and reminded you of how blessed you are to live this life and be who you are.
Sometimes we get stuck and bogged down by the everyday – we rush and rush and go from doing one thing to another, doing and doing – without ever stopping to ask ourselves the greatest questions of all.
DOES THIS MAKE ME HAPPY?
AM I TRULY ENJOYING THIS?
DOES THIS NURTURE ME?
IS THIS HOW I WISH TO SPEND MY DAYS?
There is no easy answer to this and not one answer fits all simply because we are all different, with very different needs.
But one thing can help you find the answer you seek.
ACKNOWLEDGE AND RECOGNISE WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH.
I find that the starting point to setting ourselves free and closing the gap between where we are vs. where we want to be is to first acknowledge where we are with pure honesty and a certain amount of love and care towards ourselves. It may hurt, it may be hard to accept, it may feel easier to ignore that lingering feeling inside by filling up our lives with activities and on-going busyness but until we acknowledge what we are feeling and accept those feelings, they will just keep on coming back.
Remembering that where we are today and what we are feeling right now is feedback, we can come from a place of love and understanding and simply acknowledge these feelings without trying to bottle them up or put them aside, but by simply being.
#1. Acknowledging our feelings and the choices that have created those feelings is the 1st step to stopping the pressure we put ourselves under, and the 1st step towards releasing those feelings.
#2. Recognise Honesty. We need to show utter honesty towards ourselves in acknowledging those feelings and the possible reasons behind them. We might not always know at first glance what may have caused these feelings to erupt, and that’s ok. Just be honest with yourself.
#3. Acknowledge that the past is the past. It is no longer in existence at this point in time. You can’t change it. All you can do is listen to the feedback you are receiving and learning from it so that you can impact the Now and your future.
#4. Acknowledge love is all there is. Stop beating yourself up for all those things you did or didn’t do or wish you had done. Can you change that? No. So move on. Forward is the only way. Acknowledge your actions and forgive yourself.
#5. Recognise forgiveness. Forgive yourself and ask for forgiveness.
#6. Acknowledge and Release those feelings. Let them be and come to life. When you acknowledge them, accept them and let them be, you can finally release them, thanking them for having taught you what you needed to learn at this exact point in time in your life.
We are only as good as the choices we make right now. The past is no longer in existence. All there is; is right now. Come from a place of love towards yourself and others instead of fear, acknowledge those feelings and set yourself free.
BE. HERE. NOW.
CHOOSE LOVE OVER FEAR.