It’s like turning on your TV and there’s nothing, no signal, no sound. Or worst yet, turning on your cell and you’re unable to send any form of communication. I turned my TV on a few weeks ago and nothing…the worst part…it was a Friday night and a long weekend.
A week ago my state of being went offline because my state of mind was overloaded, tangled, and tripping. One sad news after another, my mind in a fog and it was weighing me down, big time.
After my aunt passed on suddenly, a friend had triple bypass surgery. During the operation complications arose and he has since lost the use of his legs…for good.
Then if that wasn’t enough, my sister got sick (thousands of miles away) and my mom started worrying and she got sick. And if that still wasn’t enough my close friend called to tell me her teenage daughter fainted and is in hospital. THAT WAS MY TIPPING POINT.
It was pouring unhappy news about people l love and cared for and I felt helpless and sad. Helpless because by default we always want to protect and help those we love and sad for them because I could tell how much they were hurting.
So what did I do? I cried for them and I cried because I felt helpless. I reached out and did what I could financially, physically and emotionally and I prayed. Then days later I had a talk with myself and did what I knew.
I had to get my state of being online again,which meant I needed to deal with my state of mind. I looked internally and acknowledged that what was happening to those I loved was beyond the realm of my control, and in order to be “there” in a healthier state of being my mind had to get clear.
So what was the THING that helped me?
- I turned to the person who I can count on Every time and All the time – my spouse.
- I got my thoughts on paper and expressed my feelings and fears.
- I switched gears from doom and gloom to hope and healing.
And I did it every day with DELIBERATE and sometimes difficult steps, in order to restore my state of mind and state of being. You might be having similar or different experience. Whatever it is, I understand and feel for you. It is OK to feel that way, please don’t stay in it.
It’s going to take DELIBERATE, PERSISTENT PRACTICE and with PATIENCE to self you will get back to a healthier state of mind and being.