When the going gets tough
Well, what can I say? Since writing my last post I’ve had my feet kicked from beneath me, the wind taken from my sails.
It happened so fast! All the disempowering beliefs came flooding back. My addiction to smoking, co- dependency, not trusting my gut feeling all got me feeling like life was against me, and let me tell you it’s a lonely sad road, especially when you can see it happening and you’re trying to change your thinking so you can find your happy again. But for some reason I needed to feel it, feel it all… the hurt, the loneliness, the disempowerment, stuck in stuckness. It sucks!!
And guess what? It was someone else’s story. They just brought me into it because they were hurting, and they repeated the story to me because they love me (or so they say). Even more interesting is the story wasn’t my truth. To me the story was a complete surprise, fabricated from jealousy, definitely not love. So my question is, how come I choose to have someone else’s story upset me enough to fall back into my default, ego thinking mind?? Well, because I’m human. I like to be liked. Somebody making up untrue stories hurt my ego. My thoughts went “How could anyone hurt me this way?” “ What will people think?” I wasn’t remembering the four agreements (that I’ve mentioned in a previous post). Of course! It wasn’t about me, it was about them.
It was nothing to do with me
It was nothing to do with me, nothing. I couldn’t have done anything differently. In fact when it was all happening I wasn’t even in the country! However, saying all this and feeling the feelings I’ve been feeling made me realise that most people go through similar situations to this, and that they have their own way of dealing with life seeming like its against them. It’s just life, with all its challenges.
Thankfully I’ve picked myself up and I’m getting back on track. YAY!!! So today I thought I’d share with you some inspirational words about BEING!!
When the Going Gets Tough…
When the going gets tough may I resist my first impulse to wade in, fix, explain, resolve, and restore. May I sit down instead.
When the going gets tough may I be quiet. May I steep for a while in stillness.
When the going gets tough may I have faith that things are unfolding as they are meant to. May I remember that my life is what it is, not what I ask for. May I find the strength to bear it, the grace to accept it, the faith to embrace it.
When the going gets tough may I practice with what I’m given, rather than wish for something else.
When the going gets tough may I assume nothing. May I not take it personally. May I opt for trust over doubt, compassion over suspicion, vulnerability over vengeance.
When the going gets tough may I open my heart before I open my mouth.
When the going gets tough may I be the first to apologize. May I leave it at that. May I bend with all my being toward forgiveness.
When the going gets tough may I look for a door to step through rather than a wall to hide behind.
When the going gets tough may I turn my gaze up to the sky above my head, rather than down to the mess at my feet. May I count my blessings.
When the going gets tough may I pause, reach out a hand, and make the way easier for someone else.
When the going gets tough may I remember that I’m not alone. May I be kind.
When the going gets tough may I choose love over fear. Every time.
BY Katrina Kenison
May I in deed.
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love and kindness