Healing does not take place in the fast lane nor does it happen when we are going in all sorts of directions. Learning how to replenish yourself and tap into your own strengths during challenging situations takes practice. This practice starts with the awareness of what triggers your joy, what sabotages your efforts, your hopes and your dreams. Have you thought about what replenishes your psyche so you can keep doing what you do - so you can continue to inspire and make differences in those around you? Here are five attributes that have become very meaningful in my life. When I find I'm losing sight of center, I work with the following to sustain me as I re-fill my soul or in this case, keeping my well from running dry:
Gratitude - Feeling a deep sense of thankfulness for what I have, in all its' color, shape and form and for all who are and who have been part of my life experience - a quality that often has no words.
Appreciation - A sense of joy and contentment when I take inventory of what has been offered to me in all it's "gift wrap".
Acknowledgment - Taking notice and accounting how I feel towards a project, an experience, an emotion and honoring whatever comes up concerning the situation (trying to keep judgment out).
Compassion - Practice compassion for what I am experiencing; Feeling compassion for another, praying for patient understanding in diversity.
Forgiveness - The biggie. I grew up with the Serenity Prayer on our entry room wall - God, Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference". Practice forgiving is for the benefit of the person doing the forgiving. What is in your control is that you show forgiveness - What is out of your control is how or if forgiveness is received.
What do you pull out of your tool box when you need to restore order, balance and sanity?
What are your personal strengths?
What do you think others see as your strengths?
If you were to do a workshop on yourself, what would you put on the agenda?
"Life is not the way it's suppose to be. It is the way it is.
The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference".
"Humankind has woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together".
Quote from Chief Seattle
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