Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Weekend Words Of Help And Hope

These are some words for the weekend that have nothing to do with Obama, Democrats, Republicans, the budget, economy, foreign affairs, Washington or anything else that goes with what I usually write about. These are just some more thoughts at a time when we are all feeling the stress and all that goes with it.

I know it all sounds very spiritual which is not my typical content, but everyone needs this sometimes!

Recharging Your Batteries

Getting Run Down

Our natural state of being is vibrant, happy to be alive. Yet, there can be times when we feel run down and worn out. This does not mean that we are lazy or unfit for the tasks in our lives; it means that we need to recharge our batteries and find a way of keeping them charged. Vitamins and extra rest can be very helpful in restoring our physical bodies. And if we are willing to delve deeper, we may discover that there is an underlying cause for our exhaustion.

Whenever you are feeling run down, take an honest look at how you have been thinking, feeling and acting. You will likely find a belief, behavior pattern or even a relationship that is out of alignment with who you really are. Perhaps you believe you have to be perfect at everything or you have been bending over backwards to get people to like you. Maybe you are dealing with mild depression or simply have too much on your plate right now. There may also be people or situations in your life which are draining your energy. Once you get clear on the root cause, you can weed it out and better direct your flow of energy in the future.

In time, you might notice that the reasons you feel run down have less to do with how much you are doing and more to do with the fact that in your heart, you would rather be doing something else entirely. From now on, try and listen to what your heart really wants. It may take meditation, or just a moment of silent tuning in to gain the clarity you need, but it is well worth the effort. When you know what you truly want to do, and honor that in all situations, you will find that getting run down is a thing of the past.

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  1. i can now move on with my life....without this advise i would have been at a stalemate...after reading this i am immediatly positive and

  2. Pal: You are so closed minded, wrapped tight, cynical, angry, etc that there is no amount of self help or introspection that I think would ever be able to help you.

    Or maybe there is. Have a great and self actualized day.