A setback is always a gateway for growth. It is up to us whether or not we make the choice to grow from the experience. Do we see it as bad luck, failure, obstacle or do we see it as opportunity, reflection and possibilities for change?
Often the first question most people ask is, ” Why? ”
Why did this happen? Why me? Why now?
Wait For An Answer:
The answer key is stillness. It is quiet time. It is allowing the space for an answer to find you open enough to receive it. If one has the wherewith all to suspend judgment and blame, the purpose of the experience will unfold in ones consciousness. The understandings may not reveal themselves all at once but clarity will come.
If the mind tends to move into blame, shame or judgment begin to ask yourself some deeper and more direct questions such as ,” What am I to learn from this experience?” “How is this a reflection of my inner world?” “What can I do to heal myself?”
Next: Remember the Answer Key ~
Stillness…. quiet time….remain open……
Find the Power Within:
To find the power within to both heal yourself from a setback and understand its role in your life one must feel true feelings. This is indeed a gateway for creating space necessary for higher learning to find its way into your consciousness.
A set back can be any number of things. What may be a tremendous setback for you may have no real effect on another. It is wise to realize everyone’s experience is unique unto them. In this way we can avoid comparing our wounds. Some tend to minimize the pain of another while making a show of how much more they have suffered. This is simply a reflection of little compassion.
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Step One: Smile!
Smile! As soon as you wake up, even before you open your eyes, put a smile on your face. Whisper or silently say, “This is a great day thank-you for it.” The first time you see your face in the mirror in the morning smile at yourself. Every time during the day that you see yourself reflected in a window, in the mirror, or in someone else’s eyes smile at yourself. Magic Will happen!
Step Two: Breathe
Breathe! As simple as it sounds breathing is one of the most important conscious steps we can take. Many people breath very shallow or hold the breath during times of stress. This unconscious habit makes it difficult on the organs and our system as a whole to move out toxins and remain healthy. Many people hold their breath during exercise. The breath is vital to getting the most out of exercise. It keeps one conscious of the body to aid in preventing injury. Deep breathing after a work out can prevent muscle soreness. Breathing is key for clear thinking and stress reduction. Breathe…
A breath exercise:
Start with simple deep breathing exercises. Breathing in to a count of 5 and out to a count of 5. Create a rhythm so the inhalation and the exhalation balance and flow. When you control your breathing, you control your nervous system. There are systems of healing utilizing breathing including qi gong and yoga. Proper breathing is a prerequisite to overall health increased awareness and to further mind-body exercises. You can do this before breakfast, while you are stuck in traffic, waiting in line at a store or your lunch break. There are so many opportunities to instill this simple practice of becoming conscious of your breath. See for your self!
Step Three: Drink Water
Drink Water! Dehydration has been implicated in numerous health problems including high blood pressure and foggy brain function. Proper hydration is vital to clear thinking and overall health and vitality. We are hydro-electrical beings and without enough water we will surely short circuit mentally, emotional and physically. Drink pure water as part of the conscious daily care of your body. You can be the inspiration for your whole family. Most children do not drink enough water. Make sure yours do. Their bodies will love you for it.
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