• simplyalisonbrown

Life's big problem: Wherever you go, there you are.

Where do you go to get perspective? Do you find it’s important to get outside of yourself? Your minuscule experience of the world? Can you get a healthy perspective on “things” without physically going anywhere?

You can’t outrun your pain.

Sometimes life sucks but the good news is sometimes is not always. There is good. There is peace. There is joy. There is the good, bad and ugly in this life. And all of it makes you who you are. And you get to decide will it make me better or bitter? Will I be hopeful or hardened? Will this circumstance (which is temporary- cue the “this too shall pass” people) make me or break me?

And if you have nothing left, your tank is on empty, take heart. There is still power. Power in the universe. Power in God. Power in a community of people (known or strangers) who will give when you are spent. Just ask and then look for them. They are there.

Don’t be afraid. There is greatness here for you. Read that again. There is greatness here for you.

Stop trying to be great in ways that don’t mean jack-crap to you.

You do you, darling.

That. Is. All.

You might not be great every moment of every day but there is greatness here for you.

Perspective is such broad thing isn’t it? What the actual crap does that mean? Well, right now for me, it means getting out of this “me, me, me” mentality and saying, STOP.

Stop the insanity.

Stop the judgement (of yourself & others)

Stop the blame.

Stop the excuses.

Stop asking why (heck, the answers to why rarely help, right?)

And there is relief in stopping.

Stopping will interrupt that shitty pattern you are in.

Sorry (no I’m not) to be blunt.

Then start.

Start asking better questions to get better answers.

Start showing up more how you want to.

Start being who you know at your core, you already are.

There is no waiting.

Only now.

This moment.

When is the last time you felt grounded?

Do something that grounds you. Not sure what that means for you? Perfect. Experiment.

Walk barefoot in the grass.

Sit on a firm chair or cross legged on the ground.

Go outside and really see and touch the nature around you.

Breathe in and notice. Notice what breathing feels like.

Wherever you are, Be. There.

I’m not a snob or trying to sound smarter than I am. But as my favorite Milton quote states: “the mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven.”

Your mind and perspective, which is thought based, is powerful. Guard your mind, dear one.

Tell me. What is one thing you do when you need to get outside of yourself and find some perspective?

I really want to know.

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