We all have them. Whether they be mental or physical, they all come with the territory of being human.
No visual example of adversity. No example of individual interior adversity – mentally or physically!
The difficult part is NO ONE on planet earth can fully understand what YOU personally may be tackling as far as these unseen or unknown challenges. No one will ever know one hundred percent.
This is why in order to succeed in life, we must attend to our own “healing” of mind-body-and spirit, and we must forgive those who don’t GET where we are coming from.
It may be the depths of hell to us, but not even within the view of others understanding.
The reason I lay all of this on US is because I am going through those invisible injuries.
I have had a pile of them all my life (off and on) – WE ALL DO. They are all different and all in different degrees of the need to heal.
Truth be told (as politicians often say – if they only would!) NO ONE but YOU can do the healing. I will add in (because these are MY thoughts, and this is my place to offer up my thoughts), that if you have a belief system beyond yourself, life will be leaps and bounds easier to handle and the mountains less tenuous to climb.
I am fortunate because I have faith that cannot be shaken no matter how difficult my life become. Honestly life does not get easier as you age, it gets harder.
BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN you cannot have laughter, and joy, and love, and reapall the rewards we humans still have available.
The key is how you CHOOSE to respond to your own problems, and the tenderness with which you CHOOSE to have understanding and forgiveness of others. Personally, I can NEVER hold a grudge. Being unforgiving and judgemental festers inside you like an infected sore. When you forgive (even if you don’t mean it at first), you begin to heal from within! REALLY. You release ugly and negative thoughts, and are able to use your own healing powers for yourself!
Another great way to handle stress of invisible problems is to breathe. Get plenty of oxygen and your body will “think” better and “feel” better. It is THE WAY of your body. Think about it. Slow or stop breathing and what happens? Less oxygen, less optimal thinking and healing, and ultimately death! So is it important? What do you think?
Lastly, I guarantee I have at least thirty to forty things going on within me physically and mentally that no one can ever understanding. But what I realize is it is UP TO ME to handle it all. I tried being miserable. It sucked. So I gave it up!
Besides I use a trick. I don’t know when it began, perhaps in the womb, but when an unexpected scenario confronts me, I ALWAYS try to find the humor in it – and laugh! I know you can’t laugh at everything, but it doesn’t hurt to try. Humor can really save your day, and your life!
You can rise above WHATEVER it is that is aching to pull you down. Try not to exclusively dwell on the problems. Divert your own attention by accomplishing tasks that lay before you. When you feel like a pity party, TAKE A BREATH – think of it like ammo and a secret weapon. It is. If you think this is all pie in the sky and just words –
YOU WOULD BE WRONG! I would not waste my precious moments, and each moment is precious to me, expounding on words with no meaning. Thoughts with no depth.
So please think about it. Read this again. I am serious. You won’t waste the minute it takes, and this time think about applying it to your life! You must get into the habit of this way of thinking. We are creatures of habit. Please read it again and this time think about it with YOU IN MIND.
REPETITION IS THE MOTHER OF ALL LEARNING. Repetition is the mother of all learning. Repetition is the mother of all learning. Repetition is the mother of all learning. Now close your eyes and say it.
God bless you, and I so very much mean it! Flowers for you courtesy Park City, Utah I have no idea what kind they are but it looked like they were placed gently on top of these bushes, and they were beautiful!