The world seems to be doing permanent somersaults at the moment and, whether you believe in the governments or not, the fear-mongering media has done its job very well and many of us feel confused and don’t have any idea what may be coming next.
My own personal opinion on the control that now exists globally would fill a book so probably best I don’t go there! But what I would like to address is the spiritual and mental instability that is fast becoming a pandemic in itself.
When fear takes over, hope can be mislaid. I struggle to say hope is ‘lost’ because I believe in humanity and I do believe we can come through this and find our strength and courage to grow and live our best lives. The secret is getting a handle on our own personal wellbeing.
1.Remember you are not alone. If you’re questioning the motives of the big players, don’t feel you have to be compliant. There are many groups you can be a part of who support each other. These types of groups are usually found outside of mainstream media. And conversely, you may be compliant with the government rules but many of your friends aren’t. You need to stand in your own truth either way.
2.Confused? Do some research. When you start researching from your own perspective you’ll find out all sorts of stuff that may not have been clear before. For example are you questioning whether the vaccine is safe and cleared by the governing health authority in your region? Check it out before you get the jab!
3.Put it all aside. Living with all this fear and confusion is overwhelming and exhausting. For your own peace of mind, you need to put it aside as often as possible and do something that brings you pleasure. If lounging in front of the tv is your thing, try switching to netflix and watch a comedy series or a family film instead of being bombarded with negative news all the time. It’s not going away in a hurry so you won’t miss much!
4.Live in your own truth by allowing yourself to be well and happy. That is often easier said than done with todays fast-paced don’t-have-time world. But actually, you do have time. There’s an old Tao or Zen proverb that may ring true:
“If you don’t have 20 minutes to meditate, then you should meditate for an hour”
(this isn’t word for word but you get the idea right?)
20 minutes of meditation can help you to become more efficient in your daily tasks and will allow you to be at one with yourself – in your own truth to be exact!
But it’s not just meditation that can contribute to your well-being.
*Keeping a gratitude journal or just feel the beauty of nature and be grateful for the moment.
*Start a hobby. Is there something you’ve always wanted to have a go at but never quite got around to? Learn to knit or play the guitar, whatever. Think about what you’d like to do – you’re allowed!
*Give yourself a challenge – this can be very empowering and will help you feel good about yourself. It could be a simple 7 day juicing challenge, a personal goal of walking more steps per day or how about eating good foods every day and ditching the junk.
5.Don’t neglect your mental health. All of the above ideas will definitely help to keep you balanced but it’s not easy to keep dark thoughts at bay all the time. The best way to sort this out is to remember your brain isn’t always your best friend and will happily have a party – at your expense – of thoughts that you may have picked up from the news. Tell it to shut up when it does this because you’re just really piling on the fear.
And being ‘in the moment’ will always give you a clearer perspective on the world around you. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is a book to read and learn more about the benefits of being in the now. There is only NOW. It has always been ‘now’ and it will always be ‘now’! Fun ay?
When you switch from fear to wellbeing a certain empowerment steals over you and you will feel stronger and more able to deal with the world’s somersaulting events.
To your wellbeing,
P.S. If you feel like a bit of mind-empty-ness instead of mind-full-ness, this is a definite must read. (I would recommend watching some of his videos as well!)
The Power of Now
A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment: (20th Anniversary Edition) Eckhart Tolle
“Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect.”
Linda, I love all of your suggestions, thank you!
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So happy you enjoyed the post Wendi. Our well-being should come first especially with the craziness going on. Better stop here, I get very verbal on the craziness!
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🙂 thank you again. is there a book that has helped you regarding your well-being?
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yw! to be honest, I’ve been studying self-help, self-development and well-being strategies and teachings for many years from many different sources so couldn’t really point to one thing, although The Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle) started me on the healthy mind path. Guided meditations (youtube!) can help when you find one that resonates 🙂 – other teachers include Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Abraham Hicks.