Sounds like a lot for anyone to handle. It was for me!
After taking in all the highs and lows with every breath, I mentioned to someone while these events are horrific, they did not affect my person; they are, however, affecting my surroundings and stirring up emotions; and plenty of them.
Putting events in this type of perspective has taken years of deep self-realizations and revelations. I would not have been able to reach this point in my life without the help of talented coaches and brilliant thought leaders, each who are amazing with their specific craft.
Life becomes a balancing act. The rocks thrown at us must be moved to level out our playing field from one side to the other. When all is said and done, the larger rocks are intermixed with the smaller ones. This is where the balance comes in.
Now, the heavier rocks can be downright weighty and too large to handle by ourselves. The smaller rocks are nuisances, yet must be dealt with, but sometimes are tossed to the side. Rocks don’t grow overnight; however, if small rocks get thrown into a pile, the heap does get bigger and perhaps, a bit unmanageable.
I’m not a geologist and will leave that science to my brother-in-law, but I am a solution finder for large and small problems of everyday life. Actually, I’m an expert on the subject! Living over half a century makes me so.
Being in the present moment can guarantee well-being. Why? Because in this exact moment even while you are reading these words, you can choose how to be.
- You can choose to let your problems get bigger by not solving them or you can choose to push them aside while dealing with the more important ones.
- You can choose to dwell on the imbalance of your life, or simply choose to be happy in this moment.
- You can choose to be disgruntled with your friends, relatives, and coworkers, or you can choose to be in gratitude that you have them—any of them—at all.
In the hand game of decision-making, rock breaks the scissors that can cut through paper. But it is the paper, likely sandpaper, that smoothes and reduces the size of the rock.
Now, what grit of sandpaper will you use to whittle away your challenges? Or will you move them from one place to another? Need a scissors?
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~Ashley Smith
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee has co-facilitated mastermind groups and appeared as a regular columnist for online communities. She is a member of Toastmasters International.
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