BE S T I L L
When there is no control, when things are not going the way you want, then there is a sign for you…
2019 was hard enough for many of us, yet many awkward and not joyful events happened since 2020 started too. Right now, we are experiencing something very different in our lives with this Coronavirus. The last time I went to the grocery store, I saw things that I had never seen before; people were freaking out by buying things that they might not even need, they were looking around with panic and fear. The world has never been this crazy…
I am sure many of you and myself included had been waiting for some changes in their career, relationships, lifestyles… However, as we have not been receiving them and are being forced to be at home, I feel that life is giving us a sign to “be still”.
What can you/we do now??
When things are not moving in a way you wanted/ planned, it is a huge opportunity to sit down with those plans. It is an amazing time to embrace your feelings and yet receive the message from the Universe because there is a sign in the stillness and we all need to receive that in order to shift our lives in a way we want. Sometimes it is not working hard, running from one place to another, but slowing down and really understanding what life means for you.
Before I get into what do we do now I am going to share a story which I think is very related to our lives right now.
A short story from a movie called “Inside Out”:
If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend you do. The movie talks about how our brain works and how our memories, feelings, and thoughts shift our lives. There are five feelings that play roles in a little girl’s brain in the movie. Their role is to have the girl feel the feelings and just organize her memories in her brain. Everything was mostly under Joy’s control because the character Joy thinks the girl has to be happy all the time. Joy’s job is to make the little girl happy and does it well by controlling the mind to control her feelings. In addition, Joy is very concerned that she never allows the little girl to feel any sort of sadness. Joy tries to control everything in a little girl’s life. However, at one part in the movie, when Joy gets stuck in a place and cannot control the girl’s feelings, that is when the girl starts feeling sadness and crying maybe for the first time in her life. But then, her life shifts in a great way that Joy never imagined. Joy was thinking that was going to be the end of her world if she gets sad.
So the point I want to make here is, sometimes we don’t see what’s behind the situation we are in; sometimes things get tough and we cannot control. When we think about the movie and what happens to the girl’s life, don’t you feel like it is kind of similar to what we are experiencing right now; in a way that we cannot control what’s happening in the world and we have to stay stuck in wherever the situation leaves us??
I feel the story from the movie tells us a lot about life; we need to allow things to happen around us, we need to feel all those feelings in order to create a better life. Right now if you are feeling worried, anxious, lonely, fearful… that is ok. It means you need to feel those feelings to step into your desires. You might have been avoiding feeling those feelings, or you just need to embrace them more than ever now. Then, choose to feel good again and learn from those hard times which are not comfortable. Start feeling the gratitude more, think about everything that you have and how important it is to have those things in your life, such as; food, a home, a car, but mostly your loved ones; family, friends,… Use this time to be grateful for each one of the things that you have in your life. Get healthier, improve or build your relationship with God, the Universe, whatever you call it, and if you don’t, then maybe start building that spiritual path for yourself.
My challenge to you after finishing this blog is, go ahead and sit down with yourself. Take time with you more than ever with no phone, no computer, no one with you; JUST YOU & your soul. Then, start listening to your soul, listen to the Universe, God… Feel what you feel, don’t judge, just embrace that and, if you want to write them down, write how you experience this time, what you hear, what you think… And then think about your purpose in life, why are you exist, how can you serve the world, how you can change yourself to make an impact in the world?...
And let me know how your experience was.
I wish lots of love and health to you.
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