Updated: May 4, 2021
With so much madness happening within our country today, many question whether things will continue to get worse, and it is understandable that many have this concern. What do we know? What do we control? Does it come down to an election change, or are our issues running far deeper than politics? Has the polarization of issues such as masks, race, inequality, science, and violence been incited with intention? Are any of the conspiracy theories real? Who can we believe? What can we control? Who is a danger to us? Can we trust any politician? Are the vaccines safe to take? Why is my family supporting him? Why are they mad I support who I support? Can I trust my family? Why would the vaccines be considered unsafe? What can we control? What is truly within our control?
WHAT CAN YOU CONTROL? WHAT DO YOU HAVE FULL CONTROL OF WITHIN YOUR LIFE?
This is a common question I ask my clients. While surviving in a world where there is so much out of your control, YOUR BREATH is something you can control. Putting a focus on our breath can be very soothing. You are breathing, so there is hope. You are surviving within the madness, and survivors are strong. Putting a focus on our breath? Yes. If you have already tried meditation, self hypnosis, or other forms of relaxation and self soothing, you already know what I am talking about. For those who question the value of putting a focus on your breath, do not feel bad about what you have not already learned, as we only know what we know. We do not know until we do, and with regards to putting a focus on our breath, many minimize their own ability to breath peace and comfort to themselves. You are not alone. We never think about our breath unless we can see it, can't catch it, or we feel we have lost it. Within these crazy COVID times, many have learned from a very traumatic experience and battle, while many others knew their time was nearing the end because of their inability to breath. Putting a focus on your breath, and engaging in daily meditations, has shown to be very helpful for our mental and physical health, and offering yourself a safe space, involving both privacy and time, can also be seen as a very spiritual experience. Putting a focus on our breath, while giving our conscious stress a break, reminds us we have the ability to put our focus on ourselves for at least that moment, and it can bring tremendous relief.
Within this world we are living in, this Hellified Whirlwind we are living in, it feels so much better to give from within. This is a phrase I use often, and I am offering more of an explanation of what it means. If I am asked what I have control of within my life, I say "how I treat those who have caused me harm and the ones who have never caused me any." We really are unable to justify inflicting pain on someone who has never ever caused us pain. We have full control over our actions. WE CAN CONTROL WHAT WE SAY AND DO. Thoughts come through our minds so rapidly, we do not have full control over what comes in, but we do have control over what we do with our thoughts and emotions. For some, this may seem untrue or simply too hard to accept, but accepting our ability to choose is essential within our survival within this world we are all living in. Being 100 percent accountable for our actions is a form of self love, as it shows we are truly honest with ourselves and others, and it enables us to require only the truth from others we interact with.
YOU WILL FIND YOU EXPERIENCE FAR LESS STRESS AND ANXIETY WITHIN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU ARE CONSISTENTLY ATTEMPTING TO BE HONEST WITHIN YOURSELF AND WITH WHAT YOU SAY TO OTHERS