Sometime ago, I was driven by my emotions. While emotions are necessary to understand what is going on inside of us, they are a great tool but not the best driver of our lives.
Emotions can override thinking and if they get out of control can lead us to be reactive and may damage relationships and many other areas of our lives.
I remember the last time my emotions were in control of me:
I felt I was alone, I was going crazy and everything seemed stressful in my life. I started to disconnect with myself and other people because it was too painful to face that I was disappointed with how life was going for me.
My body was also showing me all signs of discomfort.... it was unwell: i had indigestion no matter what i ate, had headaches and backache.
I started to drink more coffee as I was always tired and drunk more alcohol (without realising I was trying to distract myself from the pain)
One day I saw a dear friend, who is also a yogi, and he asked me to STOP running away from myself, he suggested to do 3 yoga classes a week for 3-6 months and then see how things where going. I needed to get grounded - come back to re connect with my self and truly feel what I needed to feel and let it go.
I accepted and started to practice yoga 3 times per week, after 2 weeks I felt so much better, something was shifting....
The third week, i started to meditate: only 20 min a day or every other day... and i used a guided meditation as I was finding it too hard to just sit and breathe.
After 6 weeks I felt happy, the kind of happiness that hasnt got anything to do with things you have or other people, I was just content with me...
About a year later, my yoga practice got to a new level as well as my meditation and I can say : I have never looked back. I could not imagine living without mediation and yoga.
The sense of joy and fulfillment is bigger than I have ever felt before, it doesn't not come and go, is constant.
Challenges in life, look like simple obstacles I come across but they dont throw me anywhere i dont want to go... the roller-coaster ride has come to an end.
I am immensely grateful to my dear friend who show me the path, im also grateful to myself for facing my fears so I could over come them. It takes courage, resilience, perseverance and discipline to get where I am right now and IS WORTH IT a thousand times.
This the is reason why, Thrive experiences was created: to share ancient wisdom that can lead you to a peaceful, joyful and fulfilling life.
Love and light to all
All you need is inside yourself - discover it.
On Organizing One’s Life
You can make a list of all the different projects, work that needs to be done, but once that main list is made, you have to break it down and take only one at a time. Do whatever step you can or, if you can, complete it in full. Then, go on to the next task. Otherwise, you will get overwhelmed.
1st, IDENTIFY the projects or jobs.
2nd, PRIORITIZE which to do first.
3rd, FOCUS entirely on one.
4th, When completed project or step for that day, go on to the next.
5th, Take next step.
This applies to all and to every area of your lives.
LIST. PRIORITIZE. FOCUS on one, then continue to the next.
Most of you have at least 3-5 areas of your life. So, all are often equally or almost equally, calling for your attention.
Just as you would if you were the parent of 5 children, all of whom are calling you, you go to the one who is most urgent first. Take care of that or at least, get it in a calmer state. Then prioritize according to need and give each child your full attention, one by one.
If all are insistent, you may have to call all together and address them as a whole group. Express your commitment to take care of all of them. Explain, you are going to use your time wisely and ask for their patience. You will get to each to them. You are more likely to get their attention and cooperation by addressing them, hearing and acknowledging their needs, and valuing their cooperation.
Same with your work you need to do. That is the making of comprehensive list, stating your intention to address each, to prioritize, and then focus one by one. If you allow yourself to be overcome, your emotions to take the wheel, your driving through your life becomes erratic, and chaos ensues.
ADDRESS. PRIORITIZE. FOCUS.
And, above all, acknowledge your positive attitude toward accepting and fulfilling responsibilities. And then proceed with Joy. Always allow for humour and see any problems as challenges to rise above.
At every turn, thank the Divine.