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We all need to be kind both to ourselves and to others. Each and every day we are harsh and we are most harsh to ourselves. We have such high expectations of our self and we worry about things that really do not warrant worrying about. If we all take a step backwards and take some time we can see what really matters and what does not matter and very often, by taking this time to reflect and look at our inner needs, we realise that actually what we worry about, what causes us great anxiety and even dread, really doesn’t warrant worrying about.
We need the basics in life yes and there are indeed many people who are struggling to achieve this at present. However, there are many people who are not struggling with the basics and this is where it is much easier to make that transition. The transition can be made very swiftly just by changing your thought process, by keeping your mind in the present moment, by keeping your mind present in all the things that you do each and every day. From the time you wake up, having a shower, washing your face, preparing drinks, meals, talking with people, your work, any activities that you enjoy outside of work.
By keeping your mind focussed on whatever it is – noticing all the different things there are to be noticed using all of your senses – your sight, hearing, touch etc. and by using all of your senses it brings you to a sense of being in that present moment, even for a short while and that really does help you. It grounds you, it connects you to the Earth, it connects you to where you are supposed to be – enjoying each and every moment that we have on this Earth. You know that tomorrow is not guaranteed. So we certainly need to plan for tomorrow but we have to use today and make the most of today.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and what I really want to share with you and reiterate again is being kind. Being kind to both yourself and others. Because when you are not kind to yourself it is like a form of self-harm or even torture and you are doing it to yourself. You are bullying yourself. You are denying yourself the opportunity to be able to enjoy this time that you have at this moment. So plan, look forward to things, that is really important, embrace those moments when you get the opportunity. Whether that is to see friends, loved ones, do activities that you enjoy or doing whatever your role is in work.
We all need to be helping each other, listening to each other and by listening to each other and talking we are able to offload so much. I’m thinking now of a pot of tea at a table and how so much can get exchanged just by having a cup of tea. What stops you from sharing your thoughts? It could be trust issues, maybe you have been burnt in the past. But if we all open up more, if we are all honest about what’s going on, we can all look forward, make changes that are needed in our lives to help us to achieve what we want and what we need in our life in order that we can achieve contentment.
Contentment is what we should all be aspiring too. The thought that we should all be happy all of the time is simply not possible. Our emotions, our thoughts will change through the day, they fluctuate. There are peaks and there are troughs but we can find contentment in things that we do all throughout the day and we can be pleased with ourselves – with the jobs that we feel we have achieved well and that might be literally getting ready in the morning, making a meal, mowing the grass, reading a book or anything else for that matter and it really does not matter.
What matters is that you have done something. You have contributed and it feels so good within us when we achieve something. Not everyone is capable of achieving the same things and there are a variety of reasons for that. Some people are physically unable to do so and that’s perfectly fine but they can do what they are able to do and that’s really important – that everybody contributes and does the best that they are able and that they are content with.
So perhaps over the forthcoming days you can think about your own health and ask yourself what do you need to achieve contentment? What can you do each and every day to gain pleasure from those things around us that are not guaranteed? There is so much beauty around us and very often we are too busy looking elsewhere to notice it.
Perhaps you can take some time and perhaps you can reflect upon your own life with the beauty of the world that is around you and by doing so each and every day, just like the beauty around you, we can find the beauty in each other and in ourselves.
Love & Light
(Channelled by Lisa Pryce-Jones, 18th May 2020)