How to Handle Life’s Frustrating Pace

Ever feel like everything seems to be all happening at once or not at all?

Life tends to be moving too fast and feels scary or too slow and feels stuck; both leave us feeling disconnected and discontent

Rarely is life moving at a pace in which we are thrilled ~ let alone, when it does, have it stay that way for long.

 

So what do you do when life is moving at a pace that makes you uncomfortable?

 

Here are 3 things to consider when you are frustrated with life’s pace:

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Get comfortable with the uncomfortable.

Life has an ebb and flow to it and trying to control that flow is like trying to control the waves of the ocean.

Instead of fighting the waves (can you imagine us in bathing suits with a sword and shield at the beach..haha!)

Try surfing them. Have you ever noticed how calm surfers are?

It’s because they have learned the secret of going with the flow of life and having fun while riding the waves the ocean gives them.

 

 

Be the calm.

Create the energy you want to feel regardless of what is happening outside of you.

In keeping with the ocean analogy, it is important to notice that it is only the surface that has waves and is full of movement. In the depths, it is calm and serene.

You can choose which energy to use in any moment ~ ride the wave (ease + action), thrash in the wake (struggle) or be in the calm (ease + stillness).

 

Stay in the present moment and the present moment ALWAYS changes

Life is lived in the present moment. You’ve heard all the spiritual teacher say this…because it is true.

Time is in the 4th dimension and since you are living in a 3rd dimension reality (which is transcending to a 5th dimension…another topic for another time) you have the experience of time.

If in the moment, you can step back to see the big picture, you will see that what you are experiencing right now is a small part of your big journey. There is a bigger purpose for what is happening in your life. A preparation for your next step.  If you can learn to embrace each part of the journey, the fast, slow and in between, it will make it a lot more fun and before you know it…things will shift again.

 

Big love,

Jenean                                     Jenean-YouAreAwesome

 

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You Can Handle This

 

I totally get it; I know change is scary.

Change feels risky and risk is all about trust.

Trusting you, trusting the Divine (Universe, God, Spirit), trusting the Divine in You.

It’s walking into the unknown that is the hardest part.

You tell yourself,  this situation/ this life may not be awesome but, at least you know what ever comes up you can handle it.

You want to go bigger, but you are scared that something will come up you don’t know how to handle…right??

The one thing I can tell you for sure…you can handle it.

We always tend to think of the worst things in life that could happen and that we would never survive them, but…. people do it every day.

 

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Remember a few years ago, when I found out I had a brain tumor.

At first, I was in denial and tried to convince myself  it wasn’t a big deal.

Then I clearly remember leaving the neurologists office – when I had just found out it was the size of a giant gumball and it was in such a delicate area that I had to go to another town to a specialist – unlocking my car and saying to my husband, “I don’t think I can handle this, I’m not strong enough.”

I’ll never forget his response, “Be whatever you need to honey. I’ll be strong enough for both of us”.

In that moment, I still felt afraid (terrified actually), I also somehow knew I would get through it.

I knew this was a journey I needed to be on.

Then the recovery came after the surgery and I had to re-learn to do many things, including re-learn to walk. Now, you know, I am a very independent person, so this not only pissed me off, but made me question my worth.

I haven’t told anyone this before, but there were days that I wondered if I even wanted to try. I thought it would be easier to simply give up…on my dreams, myself…on life.

I had no idea what kind of life I would have because of this and I wasn’t sure I wanted to find out.

But I persevered and used the anger and frustration and tears to pull me through.

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You will too. You just need to keep taking one step, one day at a time.

Don’t worry about what is down the road, keep looking at the step in front of you and do that.

You don’t have to go through this alone; I will be with you.

 

You can be whatever you need to, honey,  I will be strong enough for both of us.

 

From my heart,

Jenean