I am usually a glass half full kinda person. And then there are times that I can get really down – turning to glass half empty seemingly overnight.
It is almost always built up over time due to mounting stress and overwhelm.
There’s a lot of self pity, frustration and sometimes hopelessness. My funk may last a few days or a few weeks.
And when the glass is half empty, it is really hard to change that perspective. I turn inward and wallow. Wallowing feels good and is needed sometimes. But wallowing doesn’t get me out of the funk. Wallowing keeps me wading in the tidepool of listlessness and despair.
Love and compassion are the feelings that get me out of that tidepool. Unfortunately, mustering up love and compassion for myself is really hard when I feel surrounded by half empty glasses.
However, mustering those feelings up for others is not quite as hard.
A few days ago, I did some energy healing for a couple of friends and was enrobed in love and compassion.
Today I feel a touch more hopeful. I’m not completely out of my funk but I’m realizing a small key to walking towards shore.
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