Pain is relative and suffering is optional. Do not choose to suffer through anything in silence. Who knows, you could be the driving force responsible for assisting a person in completely recovering or even avoiding their next personal crisis.
I am someone who attaches easily and strongly, never gives up, and pushes through many obstacles, even if I tire or get scared or hurt. Perseverance comes naturally to me. Letting go does not. And herein lies where I've gotten my biggest life lesson.
We all know what debt is. Some of us, most of us, still have a few we're paying off. Student loans, car payments, mortgages. But what about the unseen debts, debts that are invisible to the naked eye but instead live within our hearts?
The journey of parenting is far from a straight line. In fact, it can be a daily dose of zig-zags as we learn what really matters and how to truly enjoy the journey. I have made time at least once a week for the last fourteen years to be alone with myself because I deserve and want it.
When we achieve a balance on the outside with our schedules, we can make time and room to strive for an internal balance with kind self-talk, and to learn how to be more relaxed, accepting, content, and present.
Access your place of power when the juggling begins to feel out of hand. Tasks or roles that start to feel like just "going through the motions" can feel more meaningful or important when you are confronting them as your optimal and most present self.
After sharing with Chan Luu the work we are doing to create our GPS for the Soul app and go-to-guide for getting back on course when stress overtakes us, I asked her to share how she manages to keep herself in balance.
Let me ask you -- really, are you living? Living to what -- living to make money so that we can pay rent or a mortgage on a place that we only really sleep in? Pay for a car that pretty much only transports us to and from work?
Just like a mother and father give all that they are for the health and success of their child, we too can live happy, healthy and successful lives by balancing both sides of our nature, honoring and valuing all that we are.