What a difference a month makes. I am very pleased to report that June has ended in a much better way than May did. I mean, nothing has actually changed – there were a few unforeseen events in May that thankfully have not been repeated this month – showing quite clearly that is never life’s circumstances that get us down but merely how we perceive and react to them.
It helped that I had a couple of really ‘good’ things to look forward to, mostly the Glastonbury festival which was awesome and awesomely muddy!
Really, the only thing that I’ve done differently this month is be clear with myself how I want to feel about life. I read an amazing book that really helped me work on that very practically (all the books I read this month are helpfully reviewed here). So I’ve been consciously cultivating my thoughts and reactions to create the feelings that I want. It’s by no means perfect but there mere act of practicing these intentions is giving me a sense of ownership that is, in itself, making me feel so much more grounded.
The other concept that has really resonated with me this month is flow. This idea of letting go of resisting is actually tied in to letting go of negative thoughts; so much pain, I am coming to realise, is caused by resisting or straining in life. Listening to The Lively Show this month, with Jess very much going through this process herself, has helped me with my own challenges and I am gradually learning to live in the moment a little more and let life unfold as it’s meant to. That’s absolutely not a passive activity. It’s not about letting things happen to you but understanding what you can influence and what you can’t so you can focus your energies on creating and maximising opportunities for yourself.
June has definitely been a month where a lot of ideas that I have been aware of for a while have come together and have very clearly made me experience life in a different, much more positive, way. How exciting is that?! I know that there will still be challenges and there will definitely be times that this calm centred-ness is disrupted and that’s okay. Now I’ve found it, I know I can come back here; I just can’t force it.
May your life be filled with love and laughter xxx