If there is one thing that I have noted down about healing a few times, it would have to be that the process of healing could easily be beaten by a 100-year-old turtle walking uphill.
It does not even stand a chance against that expeditious turtle.
In other words, healing takes time. Here is how patience and a particular book is helping me with the process.
I know there is a huge amount of self-help books available but don’t worry, this is not an attempt to add to your anxiety of never being able to get it right. This is a fun one. It’s easy, and just like learning how to pee standing up as a chick, it will come in handy one day.
I recently discovered that I learnt very early on in my life that anger is not a valid emotion. Anger is neither wanted nor allowed. Anger is off the table.
Not even drivers who won their licence in the lottery would do it, until very recently, until something changed.
To take good care of myself means to be creative. If you instantly think of writing, playing an instrument or creating memes, be surprised that there is so much more to it! Creating takes whatever shape we choose, and it means to express ourselves and it can give us purpose and balance.
I have a weird habit (yes, just one). At the start of every new calendar year, I like to pay close attention to my very first thought. What is accompanying my one weird habit is a process I am a little more serious about, writing a list of all the things I choose to manifest in that brand new year.
Part 2 of my JEMCA is all about the sweat, and the moments in between breaths. Truth is, I have been a person who avoided any kind of exercise for longer than I have been someone who is tagged in funny memes by their friends from the gym. Luckily, I got there eventually.
I can’t help but wonder how such a vital thing could end up with such an ugly name? Your gut. Considering that listening to what that beautiful gut has to say, would have to be one of the most important ways to navigate yourself through this thing we call life.
Do you ever pay attention to those thoughts that pop into your head whenever you manage to calm your sweet monkey mind down a notch? Those thoughts that come up while meditating, while running or while simply paying attention to your breathing. Those thoughts are something special and should come with a little bow tie in their hair so the whole world can see how great they really are (but because the world is not perfect, here is a blog post to honour them).