Be An Observer
I’ve started to appreciate the low points in my life.
As a little girl, my grandma used to say…
“God loves you.
She gives you problems because she has great plans for you.”
As a little girl, it was nothing short of absurd.
“How can someone love you and give you problems?”
It is only today that I realize what this means.
Only the ones who love you, care for you, and are vested in your success can do that for you. Think of your mom, your favorite teacher you learned so much from, chances are they commanded respect because they were tough.
Tough love is also the strongest and most meaningful kind of love.
I’ve tried to make it easy to become someone spectacular. But it never happens. Not rarely, never. It’s a 100%
I’ve had a ton of low points in life. Presumably like you.
One of the biggest and harshest symptoms of your low points in life is that you start to identify yourself with that situation, that dreadful phase.
It possesses you in a way that you become that.
And as they say, you attract what you become.
You start seeing more of those low moments and then harsh self-talk that engulfs you even before you can realize what you are doing to yourself.
The worst poison of all.
A fresh perspective
In one of my therapy sessions, I learned about the concept of being an Observer.
When you observe, you step outside of the situation and start to see the same situation you are in from a different vantage point. – A fresh perspective.
Much needed, right?
As this hit me I started seeing my anger, my frustration, my victim mentality – ‘Why me?’ from a whole new dimension.
Then it became easier to become my own coach, my own guide.
My biggest realization
Whatever is happening in your life, is not you.
It’s energy that will come and pass away. Nothing is permanent and will never be.
Let it flow.
It is only when you observe that you find it easier to let go…
It is anything but easy to step outside the situation to become the observer. You need to be aware first. And sometimes it’s someone else to shake you out of the situation. Welcome it.
After all it is this awareness that can take you places.