MEETING YOUR OWN NEEDS
As you navigate the inevitable life changes that take place for all of us all the time like waves. (*You should know I’m a water sign so the metaphor of waves is a constant presence in my life.) The challenge of keeping yourself focused on the present is supported by having a serious on-going conversation between your loving heart and mind about what Life Appointments are the most meaningful to you. If for a minute you think you can control or fully understand why other people do the things they do or why certain situations present themselves you’re setting yourself up for misery.
Instead we focus on the fact that each of us has a steady choice of what appointments we want to keep for our lives that are the most life affirming. We must think about meeting our own needs through the use of YES to the appointments, events or occasions that are the most important. What happens outside of this is what it is. If seems selfish to meet your own needs then get over it. From 15 years of corporate travel I learned quickly the emergency procedures on the airplane said put the oxygen mask on YOU FIRST, then take care of seniors and children. They don’t apologize for this in an emergency and we shouldn’t in living our daily lives!
Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid
Torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want
To make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it
On to the future. George Bernard Shaw
I love the quote above because it serves as a reminder this is not a rehearsal. We do not get to do today over again. If we wait for someone else to make us happy, peaceful or feel loved we have wasted precious time. We must look after our own needs, practicing being true to ourselves and choosing wisely the appointments that grow our lives. Love the day, Silvia