Don't call yourself discouraged anymore...it is no longer your name.
~Jaachynma N.E. Agu
When you are feeling like you are nothing...like you don't matter...like you are invisible...like nothing you ever do is worthwhile...it is time to REVOLT!
You are a beautiful person who does matter. You are not invisible, and you have many accomplishments of which you can be proud. Acknowledge your own beauty and everything about yourself.
Start a revolution in your head. Instead of filling it with negativity, look for all the good things you do and all the wonderful things you are. See the blackness being swept out from inside you and replace it with a glowing white light. See and feel the white light filling your whole body...top to bottom. You are awesome!
I found this on Facebook and it resonated with me. So many of us suffer in silence thinking that we are the only ones who think, feel or believe a certain way.
If more people would open up about who they really are, maybe there wouldn't be so much sadness in the world. If you have experienced things that you try to push down inside of you, perhaps bringing them into the light would be cathartic for you and make someone else realize they are not alone.
Now that my husband is home from the hospital, he can't drive for 6 weeks. Yikes! I had no idea how many places he travels daily. There's bowling 3 times per week...he can't bowl now, but he goes to support his team (and receive support from them). An avid coupon-clipper, he does his "drugstore runs" every week. Then there are his St. Vincent DePaul and other church activities.
Because he can't drive, I have become his "chauffeur". Luckily two of his bowling days are covered by teammates...bless them. I get him to the bowling alley on the third day, and someone else brings him home. Because walking is part of his recovery plan, I drive to the mall daily where we walk for about 90 minutes. Last week he looked at me hopefully and said "You know, I have lunch at Friday's every Wednesday." How could I turn him down? His activities are in addition to my own weekly schedule. I may need a bigger calendar.
The biggest problem with being the chauffeur is my passenger who has a difficult time relinquishing control of the car to me. "Why are you turning here?" "It's faster if you go this way." "The other lane has fewer potholes." I get many opportunities to practice deep breathing, which is a good thing.
Our marriage survived us both quitting cigarettes at the same time...I'm optimistic it will survive this too.
God's plans for your life far exceed the circumstances of your day.
Don't you hate it when your life is humming along quite nicely and...suddenly...BAM!...everything goes off track. That's what happened to me a few weeks ago. Life was good, then...not so much.
My husband began having episodes of slurred speech. The third time it happened, we called 911. A CT scan showed it wasn't a stroke...what a relief. But he had a subdural hematoma...doctor-speak for a brain bleed. He fell and hit his head on the ice about 8 weeks before, and that was likely the cause. Luckily, the blood was old, so the bleeding had stopped.
After surgery to drain the blood, his surgeon said he expects 100% recovery, and so do we. We are indeed fortunate that the surgery was successful and my husband is home.
The moral of this story is...if you fall and hit your head, do not hesitate to go the emergency room for a checkup. My husband had no headaches and the only symptom, slurred speech, didn't occur until 8 weeks after the fall. He was lucky. But that's not always the case.
We all live on the same planet. We all live in different worlds.
I have been listening to the audiobook version of The Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., and I have to say it confirms what I have believed for many years (hence the name of this blog) the mind is powerful. Your mind and body do not work separately...they are in tandem. The most interesting fact Dr. Lipton presents is that your thoughts can create an illness or a healing.
Below is a link to a conversation between Bruce Lipton and Wayne Dyer discussing how your perceptions impact your body. It is fascinating, and it may have you thinking more carefully about what you think.