Hello all my amazing readers!
Happy sunday, I hope you are all taking the time to do something good for yourselves. Whether it’s going for a nice walk, getting a cup of tea or simply enjoying a book, I hope it’s a treat for your body, mind and soul.
As I reflect every sunday on the week that has passed, I try to think about at least one lesson I could share with you guys. One of the major lessons I learned this week goes back to how powerful the mind is.
I am sure you have all heard the term “you are your own worst enemy” and for me I never thought much of it. I mean surely we all have moments where we comedown on ourselves for the mistakes we’ve made. Or let’s be honest, we spend much of the time playing the blame game and feeling as though the world has wronged us. I never knew how incredibly harmful it can be to focus on those voices in the mind (some may call this the ego). Just a few nights ago, I received a late night phone call from a friend who was in utter despair thinking and being consumed by their own mind and ego. I spent nearly an hour, listening, calming them down and giving positive commentary where I saw fit.
And yet, I couldn’t believe that such a wonderful person could succumb to such negative thoughts for long periods of time. I had to call them out on it and I did because I think it’s important that we all bring each other back to a more calm space when things like this happen. As much as we would like to credit happiness to the things we have or the relationships we are in, it’s just not completely right, is it?
True happiness really starts within your own self and if you are not able to be happy alone, you are not going to be happy in any other situation either. I believe the most important relationship you can develop is the one you have with yourself. And this does need some work, you have to realize the good, the bad and the ugly and self examine and question everything. We all have an ego, that’s not something we can change or avoid but rather we can monitor it or watch it, as you would a child who is misbehaving. So it’s not about trying to suppress the ego because that never really works, its about becoming an observer of it and knowing that it’s like a child (underdeveloped yet still a part of you).
I hope you guys found these thoughts useful, sending you all lots of love and positive vibes~