Updated: Sep 23
Hey there! Have you ever had people relentlessly inserting their opinions and thoughts about things when they are unsolicited? Especially when it comes to your health? I know I sure have! All it would take is for you to need to vent or feel understood - and you open up and say something to someone like "I'm so stressed today!" or "Geez my stomach feels like crap today!" or "Gosh I'm so exhausted this week!" And the response from them is "Just breathe" or "Eat this, don't eat this" or "Try this because I KNOW it'll work...?" or the ever so common.... silence of "Are you done yet so I can talk about me??" It makes it to where, not only do I not feel heard or supported, but I just didn't want to talk to them about anything anymore. As human beings, sometimes we just want to be heard and understood. We want to surround ourselves with people in our direct circle who actually give a shit enough to "actively listen" without ruminating in their head what their response is going to be when you take a breath. Or how they are going to "fix" you, when 1. you don't need fixing and 2. without a clear history of symptoms, you cannot just give blanket advice. Everyone has a unique journey that is their own. That includes you. Even though it sometimes may seem that you don't get much support from the people around you, you can always find support within yourself! And what's even just as freeing... your circle can always change also. We are all deserving of having friends and family that truly support us 100%. I believe in any relationship, you need to be giving 100% or it's just not going to work out. And ya know what? That's okay if it doesn't. There are 7 billion people on this planet who are all deeply looking for connections with others. Find your tribe and hold them tight. Always know that we cannot change others. And we cannot have ANY expectations of others no matter the tribe. We can only change ourselves. Taking that into consideration, how can you step into your journey and truly accept it? How can you give yourself the ear to listen you've been craving for? How can you sit still with what your body has to say without judgement; but with loving kindness? It all begins within us. Not with the acceptance and actions of others. And when we begin to truly see our journey as a JOURNEY (Not a destination) peace and healing can come into the body. _________________________________________________________ May you live your life with purpose, passion, and joy. Have Courage, my Friends!
In Health & Wellness,