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Credere in me, alzare costantemente il mio valore, ringraziare ciò che ho e decidere di aiutare gli altri. È nel momento in cui si prendono delle decisioni forti che tutto accade! il futuro è nelle nostre mani.
That I am able to get through challenges
A saying from my parent’s village that has stayed with me lately:
“Life is just a look out the window” 🖼
Taking initiative to do something which might help me centering in the very moment, through meditating, or like today, sitting on our bench outside in the sunshine and listening to the monk warbler`s beautiful singing while allowing to be withdrawn from apprehension which started to come up, or do something which may be of service for others. To find back to equilibrium is not always easy of course, while in the mean time, this inner balance allows to find back to the joy of the moment. Today, among others, it was the contact with dear friends of mine which altered the feeling of apprehension about the future to being present. Our shared friendship did help me to stay centered and trusting that the right thing will be, in us, in me as well as in the world.
The future only seems to be an issue in the domain of time. Timelessness is absent of these ideas.
When I feel apprehensive about the future, it helps to remind myself that, even if I would like to know my future, it is okay to not know what my future holds for now because I still have a lot of time to decide what I want to do. The “hurry up and figure it out” voice in my head is just harsh commentary that my own head has constructed, not a rational one.
I pray. I meditate. I walk. I talk to the trees! I ground. I look up at the sky. I look for flowers. I focus on my breath. I try to stay in the present moment. I am trying to be much more aware, present to my thoughts. When I become aware of my “fears” about the future arising, I try to change them & make a conscious u turn to the light. I come from a long line of worriers & fearful people, I am trying hard to break that “spell” with myself. It is hard changing the conditioning, the imprinting. I am a work in progress. I try to stay in the present, this moment, after all this is all we have. Peace & Love to All. ❤️🙏
I try not to worry about the future. I can do my best today, to be kind to others and to live in this moment. This brings me peace.
Good question because it started me down my familiar path of trying to grasp some kind of control by thinking/planning/doing/stewing, dwelling/worrying/shutting-down, etc. Going off into never, never land, again.
OMG! (as the kids say). I have a new tactic. It is to stay here, and here, and here and be surprised by the ordinary. I have experience now, and it gives me more than strength – gratitude.
Again, thank you for the question.
hmm– still searching– maybe it will be one of those things — a friend told me about a Michael Singer talk … the gift of seeing what will happen next — Oh look what it did now!” and “who would of thought it would do that”
Using the mantra “this too shall pass” and seeking connection with others who have also struggled – so that I know it is normal to feel nervous and scared. Being grateful for what I have today – my and my families’ health, my relationships…..
Getting outdoors helps me to get out of fear. It always helps.
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in,” wrote Leonard Cohen in his Anthem song. I believe in the gift of life each morning with brand new 24 hours ahead. I believe in the basic goodness within each human being, regardless of that which the news media chooses to bombard our eyes, ears, and souls. I believe in impermanence, for everything always, always changes. I believe in seeking mindfulness in each precious moment of my day and my life. I know the sun will rise and the birds will sing and the winds will carry the breath of the God of your choice, whispering good things. Just listen. It is always present within us.
My first thought was, “Not looking straight at it!” It’s not apprehension I feel–it’s existential dread for our entire species and all the ones we’re taking with us. If I look straight at that I feel utter despair and overwhelming grief.
My work (the work I get paid to do) fortunately is a contribution to creating a different world. Knowing that even in a small way I’m making a genuine difference gives me strength.
If the apprehension is about something smaller than the climate emergency, consciously deep breaths and doing the next thing I can do give me strength. I can’t ever do everything. I can always do the next thing. And next things add up.
I am very familiar with that feeling and I’m slowly learning how to change my thought process to avoid going down that rabbit hole. A few things help me. I reminding myself that living in the past and the future are just distractions from being here in the present. And of course gratitude is one of the tools in my mental health toolbox. Oh yeah, and I have stopped consuming “news”. I get information from a few sources and I don’t do this daily. I realized a while ago that my daily consumption was just entertainment and another unhealthy distraction. Worrying should not be confused with taking action.
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