The last couple of weeks have been every changing. Focus is one of my values and I am constantly reminding myself what do I want to focus on. What I want or what I don’t want.
I found myself starting off conversations in the last couple of weeks with “what about coronavirus”. New and old ways of greeting people have emerged, supermarket buying behaviour scenes are now worthy of You’ve been framed.
My thinking patterns are of such that worry and anxiety are very quick to arise whenever uncertainty comes along or when it’s about breaking my limitations. I grew up in an environment where the adage “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong” framed my very existence. I later recognise that our lives are wrapped in fear and control and we have ourselves to blame for it. We breed a culture where we have forgotten our most precious gift: freedom of choice.
So in these times of fear, of uncertainty can we stay grounded, dedicated to the reality of the situation and make a choice of:
- how we want to feel and think;
- how we want to act.
The situations we find ourselves in are beyond our control. But what we have more control over us ourselves. How we want to react and respond in that situation. How can I increase my initiative and my level of responsibility.
Our actions are a consequence of our thoughts and feelings. So if you suffer, if you have a problem…where do you start? Can we choose to realise that leaning into fear will only produce more fear and if we want a new reality maybe the best thing we can do is to focus on what we want and have that flame burning in our hearts.
I am learning this everyday…