Courage

miuWe are not what happens to us.

We all had some distressful traumatic events in our lives at some point. Something that caused us stress and lots of suffering, but we don’t have to carry that with us for the rest of our lives… we don’t have to let it define us.

Part of getting older and maturing is learning how to let go of baggage , like heavy rocks sinking in a deep lake. Let it go and let it settle.

Courage is a rewarding emotion.  A pat on the back for doing something hard, making a hard decision, making the right choice in an uncomfortable situation or taking a risk.

 

Feed this emotion as often as possible , it only makes you stronger and improves the quality of your life!

 

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The drawing used for this post was done by me !

“This Way ” –

Patience

” Young plants can not be forced to grow by stretching them”

Our minds can help us or hurt us. It all depends on how disciplined we are.

I remember when I was about 10 I was waiting with my family for a train at the train station. The train was almost an hour late and we were bored. I remember thinking “well this sucks but what  can I do about it? ” anything else than patience was pointless and I knew that.  So we  just waited and made the best of it.

My mom raised us with sayings like” you have to move on” and ” nothing you can do about it now” so we became resilient. What a great and vital skill. Thanks mom!

Roll with the punches, find your patience and be kind .

We only live ones, don’t you want the best for yourself and others?

“All rivers run to the sea”

Flat!

Sometimes you feel not happy but not sad, not depressed but kind of blah.

I like to call it “feeling flat” and it feels great. It’s like a break from  more intense feelings.

We should allow ourselves to feel flat whenever we need.

I love laying in the grass, feeling the earth beneath me , connecting with it with every breath!

 

 

 

Forever now!

It is always now!

We don’t need a close encounter with death or a health scare to change our perspective on life.

A new perspective is always available to us.

Remember this life-train has a destination .

I make my dog breakfast on the weekends: bacon, egg and cheese scramble. Before I serve it to him, I take him for a nice short walk, while the food cools off. When we get back, he eats his food and then he likes to relax in his comfy bed. He looks so happy and content and that makes me happy.

Watching him enjoying these happy moments without questioning “what’s next” is admirable.  We can’t stop time so we have to use it wisely !

Trust life , enjoy the adventure , moment by moment until the end.