When you live with a chronic disease that can wreak havoc on your schedule, it’s easy to fall into old patterns of response. It’s so much easier to cancel your plans, hide out at home and lick our wounds of not being able to participate yet again. The fear of the unknown can be debilitating to living your life fully.
A choice you can make is to try something new today. Don’t follow your old patterns of response – create a new one! Start by taking a deep breathe into the present and recognize where you are at this moment. You haven’t actually gone on that activity yet, have you? So why are you living there? Why are you fearing it?
I’ve discovered that it’s a lot easier to live with my past experiences rather than break away. There is comfort in the patient mentality…it’s safe…we know how to be that…how to be the sick person. It’s actually scary to stop being sick believe it or not. Because THEN how do we define ourselves?
Step out today and be brave. Dare to live in the moment and see things differently. Rather than the endless mind chatter that is constantly telling you how rotten you feel, change that chatter! Tell yourself you are feeling GREAT! You are full of energy. Breathe in the light. See that light touch whatever is needed to heal inside you. Let it permeate you.
This feeling will spread. Don’t lose heart if it only lasts a moment – rejoice in that moment of peace and well-being! With practice, those moments will double or triple or more!
Have faith that seeing things differently will bring you to better health.