“Sometimes a journey takes us to a place we have never been before. That place may not be on a map. It may be in our hearts.” Faye Hager
Recently, I have discovered a new type of journey. It does not involve going to a physical destination. I may not even move from my spot where I am standing. Actually, I may be pacing, or I may be rocking-I seldom just stand. It is an emotional journey. I believe emotions are linked to our minds, so it is a mental/spiritual/emotional journey. And that adventure all takes place deep inside of me: me-myself-and I. We have to find our way through it.
I wish I could tell you THE magic formula. I can’t. But I can share some things that help me move from:
A book can be written on the process-and may be…perhaps I will call it the “Misery Index”. But I will just list a few of the things that help me transform my thinking.
Talk-don’t keep things inside. If you don’t have someone to talk to-talk to yourself
Keep Busy–don’t sit idle and fret. Get out. There is fresh energy outside yourself.
laugher- great therapy. If you can’t laugh, see a show that can bring out laugher.
accept emotions-don’t bury them. They will get stuck in some deep dark grave in your heart.
At the end of the day, if I can change the way I am thinking about something, I can change the way I feel about it. It may not happen in one day. I may have to fake it till I make it, but I will get there.
“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” Samuel Smiles