I saw something recently on Instagram that said, “Things that excite you are not random. They are connected to your purpose. Follow them.” - @yngnsxy. This is POWERFUL. Not only with the things that excite me, but in general, the energy I feel is not random.
I spend a lot of time wondering if I should be acting a different way. Whether it be conflict resolution, how much I share with strangers, doing more with my career, eating differently, exercising more or sometimes even less. I worry about my own worrying. Overthinking a situation or questioning if my own thoughts should be listened to or ignored. My mind is overloaded and in need of a cleanse. Instead of wondering the depth of my overthinking, drowning in an endless cycle of worry, why not trust my thinking in the first place? Validation for my thoughts. Understanding my feelings are not random.
I do a pretty decent job in celebrating my successes. Feeling pride when pride is deserved. I keep tabs on my accomplishments in order to revisit them when I’m feeling unworthy. So if I’m feeling uneasy about the effects of my actions, my energy must be telling me to try again.
While my feelings aren’t facts, my feelings can certainly be hints. Clues to redirecting my purpose. A guideline to whether I’m “hot” or “cold” in effectively navigating through life. The good news, my actions are in my control and so is my mind.
When I’m feeling excited, I pay attention to my surroundings and my actions. Creating mental notes on what uplifts my energy. But I must do the same when I’m feeling anxious, sad, or worried. Pinpoint the root of this emotion and brainstorm a solution. Rework coping methods and form real life resolution until those unwanted feelings settle and relief is found.
We’re not left to this crazy world without any tools to survive. I choose to cultivate each and every opportunity to be better. Of course there will be bumps in the road, but we can either stand hopeless and give up or use what we can to continue on. Our feelings must be welcomed. Our energy must be recognized. We all exist for a reason, but that reason needs work to unlock. Listen to your thoughts, heal your wounds, love your whole being and project onto the world the positive energy that comes from it all.
Lindsay Greenberg, providing perspective on how to live a magical life.