- Mental Health
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill
This is an appropriate topic today, considering it can be applied to the U.S. in general and to each of us individually.
Osama bin Laden was killed yesterday. One of the most evil men that ever lived has finally gotten his “just desserts.” I would say that says a lot about the perseverance of the U.S. in achieving justice for the horrendous events that took place on 9/11/01. It can’t bring back those that lost their lives but I am thinking that the families of the lost are crying in joy and relief!
Another reason I am writing on this topic today is because of specific events that are occurring right now in my own life as well as the life of someone I love deeply. I want him to know that all of life is exactly as it is meant to be in this very moment. I want him to know that all of his circumstances will fall into place exactly as they will in order for him to experience the living out loud version of who he TRULY IS. I am remembering this for myself as well.
I chose the quotes above for some very good reasons. I love Albert Einstein and all he represents. He was humble in his wisdom and tenacious in his perseverance. I picked Winston Churchill’s quote, not because there might be a literal “hell” but because, sometimes in our lives, so many things fall apart, that we feel as if we are going through hell itself! I just recently wrote an article called, “When Life Falls Apart, Pick Up the Pieces You Still Want!” It talks about the fact that there isn’t anything in life that we can’t overcome: death of a loved one, loss of a job, letting go of a relationship, serious illness, etc. The hell we put ourselves through is created by our thoughts. Our thoughts conjure up the age-old fears that we have from continually basing past experiences on this current event. We have to remember that we got through those past experiences and that they are not the exact place, the same time nor even the same experience that is happening right now. We have to remember that we can choose to view this event with a new thought, a new perspective. Since thoughts are literally energy, we can rest assured that we have the empowerment to shift that energy in a new direction!
We can choose to feel however we choose about any event in our life. We can also remember that if we choose a negative frame of mind that is the result we will see. If we choose to find the positive in the circumstance, that is what we will see.
It’s not always easy. When we are feeling as if we are walking through hell, it’s not fun. Definitely not fun. If we have someone we can reach out to, that’s great. If we talk to them and they are willing to listen, wonderful! What is important to remember is that once we ponder what is happening and even maybe why it’s happening, we can focus on what benefit we are getting out of it. Maybe that benefit isn’t immediately apparent. So, we can do what we can each day to move on, to make our life the best we can make it for the moment and then watch as the rest of it unfolds. As each “scene” unfolds, we can choose to use each circumstance for our good. There is so much empowerment within every soul on this earth, that we would literally change the world if we used all our strength, wisdom, and inner beauty to make a change in our own lives. It would then ripple out into the world around us and would be a monumental change in the course of humanity.