Yes, it is thick out there. I don't remember another time in life where there was so much strife around me and in the world. My fb friends all requesting love and prayers, my personal friends in intense crisis and myself in transition, there seems not much on the surface to keep going brightly.
However, we are required to enjoy our lives and all the mess and joy in it so I offer some tips to keep you going forward and accessing some sense of optimism to keep your spirit and vitality high. They may seem simple and you have heard them before yet don't let that cause you to miss the wisdom here. Are you using them daily? I inspire you to use simple practices for that is all we have time for these days!
Gratitude. At this time, finding what is good about you is extremely helpful and healthful. It may be a needle in the haystack at first, but once you begin in floods in. We have all heard of this tool but at this time, it is important to practice it everyday to feel open and hopeful. It could be the simpleness of that you got up and are alive. Where ever you start, it uses your mind, our google search engine, to start to look for things that are good in life. It is a better use of this mind search engine than using it negatively. I think at this time, if you don't have some practice in using gratitude, you are probably in a negative state most of the time.
Higher Learning. I don't know how I would get through all the insanity about me if I did not have a strong spirit study and belief in the greater good. I inspire you to get some form of positive direction that fuels your spirit in amazing, expansive ways so you don't look with blinders on. The sacred sciences, in what ever path suits you in one of the greatest tools I have to get through this thick, stressful time. It allows me to see things in greater, higher perspectives so I don't get caught up in the details and drama. There is such a push in the world in all these philosophies and religious ways for purpose, so dive into one and do it with great tenacity.
Meditation or Inward Practice. Calming yourself, recentering, rejuvenation or just a break from all the inflow of information is a great tool. We are bombarded from all angles of information from very negative perspectives. It is what is about and yes. reality is here. Yet to realize, endurance, keeping your head up and walking through is the only solution, you might as well create a practice that brings you back to your courage, bravery and truth. Meditation, prayers, quietness, letting go of the need to solve it all or even digest it, allows the overload to empty so a path to continue on can emerge. I would recommend you come up with strategies to get to your core of being so you can begin again the walk forward with greater peace and clarity. Consider using this as often as you can through your day to reset yourself. It is a power tool.
Sensuality and Nature. It is a challenge physically to our bodies all the technology and information. The electronic stimulation naturally depletes the body of energy and allows us to be in mental, mind focus. Our mind can go haywire with all this stimulation and we forget we have many other pieces to ourselves. Going into nature and re-embodying ourselves physically into all senses resets us on the atomic level as well as emotional and mental planes. Nature expands our mind, draws forth positive emotions and physically alivens us while flooding us with fresh oxygen not found inside. These all reset and renew your being in ways that nothing else can. Quickly, easily and peacefully. Peace and harmony is in nature and it inspires it in our body as well as our mind and emotions with little effort. This will lighten any burden or overwhelm in minutes. Prime tool!
Take Some Deep Breathes. Oxygen intake increases in deep breathing which is the greatest elixir there is. In panic, we shallow breath and stay in the adrenal rush. With deep breathing, we naturally switch nervous systems which allows calm peace in our body easily. There is no thinking to it, just breath deeply for 5 or 10 breathes. It will quickly calm you down and allow clearer thinking. It is science and it is powerful as well as simple. No one uses this enough. Some moments it is all you can do for you are so in strife. To breath can take all your energy but your body will naturally reset with this graceful conscious tool of being alive. A few times each day, take 10 deep breathes, notice how you feel afterwards and you will see why as basic as it is, it is powerful beyond. In stress our body is gasping for oxygen so give it some. Peace, calm and even settledness can come from simple deep breathing.
Rely on Your Support System. This is time to reach out and get help from your friends, family and likeminded. When you are in a crisis or hardship, it is a time to call on others that are your network. We all help others and there is a time to get love from them. So ask for help, get emotional support, chat with a counselor or call a friend to reset you. Others love, perspectives and kindness can recenter your point of view. If we were to be alone and do it all yourself, you wouldn't be on a planet of others. So use your support to redirect yourself and be thankful for them. We all need each other. Compassion is stirred, hearts open, support comes and we are lifted.
I think that's a good start to give you some real tools that work. They may sound simple but that does not mean they are not powerful. Simplicity is usually the rule even though our mind wants to complicate with story and drama. Keep it simple in crisis. Use easy practices that can be called at a moments notice.
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