Sometimes our responsibilities overwhelm us. Sometimes we just don’t think we can’t make it through another second of our life as it is. Sometimes we don’t think we can ride or move or walk another step, another rotation of the wheel, in the pouring rain and the wind.
But the hidden force of the universe will help us do whatever task lies before us. All we have to do is close our eyes and sincerely ask for help and then plug into that source of power and let it take us where we’re supposed to go, and help us do what we have to do.
Sometimes we hear someone tell us something that is spot-on. For example, my husband told me, “You never let me finish my sentence!” Ouch. At first I said, “I can’t help it.” Defense, defense, defense. I can help it. How? By being aware. By taking a breath and letting that breath make a pause between my first reaction (jumping in) and a thoughtful, quiet response.
We can help it. We can. We can change our behavior and our thoughts by becoming aware of ourselves. It’s tough to bust through denial when it’s sooo much easier to stay in the fog. But we never grow. Y’all don’t want to stagnate now, do ya?
Little kids can’t help it. But adults can. No excuses. What are you doing that’s causing you pain? Can you stretch yourself a little and step out of your comfort zone and do something that’s a bit unfamiliar?
Me: I can wait to hear what my husband has to say before I jump in and react. That’s my commitment for today. What’s yours? What is one thing you can do differently today?
Tool for Tuesday: When you say, “I can’t help it,” remind yourself: Yes, you can.
- Ouch! No negative thoughts allowed. (begratefultoday.wordpress.com)