What is your self priority?
To be hold back, or live with apprehension or to love?
In this time of history, we are being challenged in so many different ways and being asked to make a choice. To step up and own our truth. We really do have choice than sometimes we easily see.
Consider in the moment,
"Is this how I choose to be?"
"Am I being authentic in this moment?
"Is there an alternative way of thinking and behaving at this moment?"
It is said, we only do have this moment. This space in time, for the past is gone, the future is to be written, somewhat by our choices. What we do, is hold the pen in hand for the words we choose to speak, the actions we take. By changing both of these, we potentially change our thoughts and feelings. In turn our mood, focus and outcomes.
The question arises... What do you choose to focus on? These things we are experiencing in this time in history are meaningful and confronting. We are at risk of loosing so much, yet, the opposite is also true. We are, in this time experiencing at a place of incredible opportunity to help write a different outcome in our personal story. What this will be, is up for each of us to choose, and declare.
In the declaration of what we decide to live by.
Our values, character and actions, what ever they are.
We all are in the time of opportunity to exponentially grow. We are being asked to make a choice , and one only we can make for ourselves and our children. Not of others, not for our partners, but our decision of where we choose to walk from this point on.
There is a huge benefit to being in the moment. It reduces stress!
Your attention is only on your breathing, where you are, who you are with. So, bring your attention back to now, it also enables you to choose your next thought, feeling and action.
Where do you want to put your focus? In calm and gratitude, or in fear and frenzy?
It takes practice, I totally get it. I struggled with this for along time. Even now, there are moments where I spiral down. I have to literally stop and allow the feelings to be there, and let them be. Don't fix them, fight them or give too much attention to them. I give allowance for my thoughts and my feelings to be real and it makes such a difference.
If they continue to spiral down, or become a bit too intense, I act, and do the exercises outlined in ReclaimME! Spring Clean. I ask very direct questions to uncover the underlying fear and who's issue it really is.
Give it a go, next time there is challenging news or ideas coming your way.
Your time is super stretched, will this be important in a month's time? In a year, longer?
Is it of value to build the children a safe framework and minimise their trauma and stressors?
Is it about you now so you can be there for others or burn out?
I agree, these can sound like a pipedream but practice does make it easier, as does compassionate thought and empathy for our selves and others.
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