Lately, I’ve been waking up with ‘situational low-mood’ brought on most likely by several factors: late nights, still too much negative news, and feelings of being cut off from normality (what is normal these days?) I’m experiencing a very real sense that general life as we know it has vanished. Too much junk food, not enough exercise, and a horrible sense of being out of control. Oh, and let us not forget, too much work in front of a screen! “Aghh, my mind is bending.”
What you have here is a severe lack of gratitude. “Lizzie, give your head a wobble and reframe the s**t out of this situation.”
Each one of us can look again and find the blessings.
What is that? You can’t concentrate on work because you’re nine-year-old is nagging at you to play with them? What a blessing, you get to leave the screen for a play-break and have some fun!
Whoops! My nine-year-old was actually ninety!
I’m very blessed, but I definitely can’t see it when I’m focused on what’s wrong with the world. Gratitude is an action. Unless I take the time to turn ‘turmoil’ into ‘treasure’ and ‘lows’ into ‘look-highers,’ my inner life cannot improve, not in this minute or the next. F**k-it! Be positive.
Thank you, God, Allah, Buddha, Tao (whatever you’re called) for everything that is happening. You must have a plan because I sure don’t.
Let go, let God.
It’s not the circumstances of my world that need changing, it’s the way I choose to view them.
You know the classic quote: The way we choose to see the world creates the world we see.
We have access to great power, that power is…? LOVE.
Love from Lizzie x