Every creature has a lot to overcome. I have an illness or two, etc. Sometimes life can be a struggle. For everyone. But how we see our challenges radically changes our future. Here’s how: if we just mope around feeling sorry for ourselves, what scope is there for making a positive outcome happen? I can’t see it. The only way to make positive changes is to see each challenge as a chance to grow.
“Shock story!” “Disease risk!” “…as rates reach record high!”
Illness is categorised and then sensationalised. It is torn apart from it’s counter-part, health, and presented as an entrancing gruesome tit-bit for you to enjoy with your coffee.
It is telling that only one out of twelve headline articles on the CNN website is even in the vein of ‘Slow down and live long with the ancient practice of qigong’.
Basically, the media makes health and illness into something completely alien from what it is – to sell papers – by making it exciting, whereas actually we all really just need to listen to ourselves and what we need to be well.
If my blog gave me existence, my pet gave me the will to live.
My kitten was born just over a year ago. A friend and I just celebrated her first birthday with loads of toys and boxes and wrapping paper, and she loved it. I highly advocate pets for mental health. They bring focus and love; someone to get up for.
I altered a mainstream song:
A friend in need is a friend indeed,
a friend with cats is better.
A friend with pets and all the rest,
a friend who’s dressed in pleather.
I have been silent for a good month or so, and that is because I have been moving house.
What an experience!
I’m a firm believer that every new time in your life brings new opportunities to grow, and at this hectic time it is more important than ever to focus mindfulness, self-care and kindness towards myself and others.
Today’s task is to listen to my negative inner voice and say to it that it’s not right. Then tell myself the positive truth.