Life seems chaotic sometimes. And we feel we are caught in the middle of the battlefield that our mind is.
I like to take several times during my day to pause and try to organise my inner chaos. Usually, it’s pretty efficient, and I no longer feel overwhelmed by my life. I found that I needed these times, these rituals to calm me down, to help me focus and let go of what needs to be.
It goes from taking my breakfast mindfully to go to the gym 3 times a week to cardio train, or to stop by the lake every workday to just witness Nature. I can be journaling, a chat with a friend, doing yoga, enjoying a nice cup of your favorite warm drink waztching the landscape, reading a book, or anything else that brings peace to your mind.
Thing is, sometimes, chaos seems to take over your mind. You feel powerless, watching your inner battlefield bursting into fire… you think you are loosing control you begin to feel overwhelmed…. thing is you are not.
You are just going through a time of change. And chaos is here to help us get rid of what we don’t need anymore and to focus on what really matters. Then we know what we are supposed to do, who we are supposed to do it with, and how we are supposed to do it. Simple, in fact!
You see, you are not thrown in the middle of your battlefield. You watch it. It’s up to you to decide what ou can keep and what you can let go. Chaos is just here to help you choose and focus on what really matters to you. You are in charge… You are the fire that gives life to all this. So burn what needs to be gone, and keep what needs to remain in your warmth. This process can take some time. Take it, it’s worth it! The apparent chaos in your mind will actually makes place for more experiences, more feelings, more memories, and you will then be able to grow. Without it, you are just stuck in your old mind. So take time in your day to just look inside, and make choices. Release what must go, keep what is important to you. Put some order in this brain of yours.
Once you are done with it, take a step back, look at the new lanscape you created in your mind, ordered and peaceful. And smile. you are now ready to some great change in your life. You now know where you are coming from and you can go forward!
So here is your challenge:
One card a week 42
Quote: « The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire. You are the fire.
Here are the rules of the challenge:
- Each thursday, I’ll give you a quote and a pattern to play with. You can use both, you can use only one of them, it’s up to you.
- You have till the next wednesday to make your card and share it with us in the facebook group (just ask to be added, and I will open the doors wide open to you )
- The goal of this challenge it just to offer yourself a time to have fun with pens and cards, to ponder on words, to enjoy a ME time. We tend to forget about ourselves so easily! And sharing is such a beautiful thing to experiment in our life!
And here is my card: