August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022 I Am Not Meant to Suffer Alone

It’s a crazy world.  Ongoing pandemic, a changing financial environment, stress, trauma, fear, worry…and by now we are all tired and bogged down with the weight of this changing world.

What if we were to start shifting our focus from the things we can’t do, have or be to the things that we can do, have and be?  What if we embrace the abundance of intimate moments we have with loved ones? What if we dream and plan with our friends and family for a future where we thrive?  What if we checked in with one another in compassion, friendship and love?  What if we smile, wave to neighbors, support our food banks and local businesses? What if we find new creative ways to have fun and make memories and make up for lost time? Many of us are already doing these things and still find ourselves bogged down and depressed. Here’s a secret: what we focus on grows. If we focus on the unhappy we will find more of it – and we end up suffering. If we focus on the love, support and calm that we can cultivate in our own space we will find more of it – and end up thriving. We CHOOSE where our focus goes.

Everything in life is temporary. Everything changes and this too shall pass.  Now is not the time to suffer alone, we must lean into each other, support where we can, serve where we can, listen where we can, and love hard.  We were not built to live a life of stress.  We were built for love.  And we will find that to be true, if only we look around.

Xo Juli


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