Such a simple word.
The act of good balance though, is not so simple.
Or isn’t it?? Perhaps to gain balance, one simply needs to think calmly.
You’re standing on one leg, trying to do Palm Tree pose in your first attempt of yoga, for example. You get flustered just trying to keep your body still. You don’t even realise that your back is not straight, you’re hunching over and tensing your abs. You’re wobbling from side to side and your body threatens to topple. How irritating this is. The simple thing to do though, is to just think calmly.
Focus. You need to pay attention to the positive. You haven’t fallen over. You’re still managing, all on your own, on only one leg.
What’s my point here?? Am I struggling in a yoga class or something?? No. It’s simply about perspective. About letting go of some negative thoughts so that there’s at least space for some of the positive to shine through. Don’t dwell on past mistakes. Don’t feel sorry for yourself for what you don’t have. Celebrate the small victories. Stop dragging yourself down and beating yourself up all the time.
It’s time to find some balance. Because you’re on two feet and you’re making it alright. It may feel as though you’re unsteady and about to fall at any second, but if you just changed your perspective a little, you’d really see. You will!!
I like to try to see the positives in situations, lately. I’m generally very pessimistic in daunting situations and always fear the worst outcome. But family and close friends can change all that, can’t they. They can make you feel better in an instant. All with a hug or a few simple words.
So if you’re having a hard time, if you’re struggling and feel yourself falling, remember the messages of family and friends. Remember that it’s one day. Tomorrow you can wake up to a brand new one. A day filled with happiness from the start. It’s up to you. Nobody else can live your life for you. Just smile. It can make the world of difference.
Change your perspective and you change your world.
Hopefully my next post won’t be so serious. Thank you and I hope that this can help some people.
See you soon….
🙂 don’t forget to smile 🙂