There are moments where we feel everything else than great. When the world makes you swallow bitter pills. When you are just completely out of flow. It helps to grieve when necessary and to acknowledge things are shit when they are. But you don’t have to stay there forever, suffering and dimming your light (which makes others suffer too).
In order to be happy and to light up or help others around you, you have to become a self-activist.
Why self? Because you cannot help others with their oxygen mask when you run out of yours.
Why activist? Because the turnaround doesn’t happen by itself and surfing in flow is not done with getting on the wave once.
It requires a few tools to keep yourself “up” when things around you go “down”:
- Take responsibility for your own pleasure. You cannot radiate if you are not experiencing joy and pleasure (and it is hard to inspire others’ happiness when ours is turned down)
- Gratefulness for what you have. Noticing the beauty around you.
- Bring your light – don’t dim it – recognize and talk about what you are great at, what you achieved, what you experienced (it is not bragging when you have done it). And sometimes it helps to be intentionally unreasonable 🙂
- Be aware that you live in a land of POSSIBILITY – not of difficulty (if you focus on the latter it’s probable you miss out to see what’s possible!)
- Be connected to your emotions – yes, ffffeeeel them. Let them move through you.
- Own your garbage: don’t blame others. Be aware and take responsibility for your side of the garden. Just to reassure you: it feels better to own what’s yours, rather than dumping it on others (even if only emotionally).
“When you think everything is someone’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.” – Dalai Lama