Learning to Reclaim Your Lifelife lessons and musings from Ruth
We don’t like to think that anyone has power over us, especially living in a free society. Yet it happens all the time. And we allow it to occur…
Someone says something that upsets you, and you carry it with your during your day. You’ve let them control what happens to you from that point on. Someone does something that is hurtful, and you carry that hurt with you for days, weeks or longer. All the while you’re continuing to give them power over your life.
On the other side of the coin, you feel as if you’ve let someone down and you let the feelings of disappointment and guilt linger, again possibly for days, and in doing so you’ve let go of control of your own life by your own choice.
We can give away our power to others and to situations in so many ways. But the bottom line in all of these situations is that you are no longer the one in control. You have diminished your own power…read more
Let me ask you a question: When was the last time you made a decision that didn’t turn out the way you hoped, or something didn’t go the way you had planned? How did you feel? You probably felt disappointment, discouragement, and frustration. You might have also felt an absence of positive, feel good emotions and thoughts. Now sometimes we easily bounce back and can put it behind us. But not always. In fact, when faced with a big let down, it can suck all of our positive energy out of us, leaving us feeling empty, and like there’s no more good feelings to be had!…read more
There’s this urge that I get each spring. As the season changes and nature starts to renew itself, I want to do the same for myself. And that’s good, because it leads me to do a cleanse to reset and clean out my body. It motivates me to more deeply clean my house and clear out the clutter that has accumulated and get rid of the things I don’t really need. But it also pushes the button of desire for other things: Some new clothes would be nice, and I’m tired of the same throw pillows on the sofa. I think I’ll try out that new facial cleanser I’ve been eyeing, and isn’t it time for a mini-vacation or some time away? And the list of desires go on and on…read more