"There are times in life when we have to find every drop of energy, to push on through a relentless pursuit to get to where we need to be. We may feel like we’ve climbed a million mountains to get there. That we have fought every lion, tiger and bear along the way with no yellow brick road in sight. Yet still, somewhere deep inside us, the knowing of our heart and soul keeps shining the glimmer of light and whispers to those cracks within us to just ‘keep on going’. The fools will think you crazy. The non-believers that you’re blind. The fearful that you’ll suffer. And though they may all be right at given points, the words, the fears, the doubts - of those true hearts and those within our mind - all dissipate into the starry clouds above as we focus on just one cloud, just one star, our North Star that guides us home to where love belongs. The message - keep the faith" - Kerry Hearsey
I have no clue when I wrote those words, or who they were even intended for. A huge part of me, deep down, knows that those words were for me as much as anyone else reading.
I am often reminded by, the likes of media but especially, clients that the world is a touch cookie right now. We are constantly made aware of struggle, of intensity, or emotion, of fears, of uncertainty.
Imagine for a second soaking a fresh vibrant sponge in some black tar-like liquid. Given enough time, what would that sponge start to look like. Would it even be a vibrant sponge at all or something that has slowly started to disintegrate and just become part of the black tar-like liquid.
We sometimes need to remind ourselves of the environments that we are surrounding ourselves with. Are they conducive to living a life that allows for passion, purpose and vibrancy.
All too often this can be difficult as the very people or things that we need to let go of, that are keeping us on the tar-like-liquid, have been the very ones that at some point we felt we needed.
But times change, as do people. And we can either stay along that path of doubters, naysayers, mood hoovers, scavengers and takers of your very soul....
You can make a choice to shift that perspective, adjust your surroundings, challenge your beliefs and thinking.
This might be in the working environment, it might even be in your social, friends and family circle. It may even be the VERY apps that you tap into each and every day.
TASK FOR TODAY:
- Who do you need to let go of?
- Which friends/family drain you? Can you communicate this or do you need to minimise time or cut them off completely?
- Which types of people do you need more of in your life - to cheer you, support you, guide you, and challenge you in a healthy way up the future mountains?
- What environments are draining you? How can you change this? What steps do you need to take? How much energy or effort are you willing to make for the greater goof of you personally?
- What do you need to let go of?
- Which apps can you delete from your phone?
- Which "friends" can you unfollow or delete from your feeds?
You wouldn't leave your house in a mess or have people trash it and make it feel an uncomfortable place, so why do you allow your "phone house" or "social media house" to do this?
I know that things are tough right now. As a good friend always reminds me, "this too shall pass". But for now, know that you are not alone and if you need a chat or even a cuppa (virtual or otherwise), feel free to drop me a message or email.