Upon awakening each day a similar thought goes through my mind; what fun experiences lie ahead. My intentions are to focus on these experiences and enjoy the challenges that accompany them. Reality, however, sometimes uncovers “energy draining” events that filter into many days that create such imbalances, it makes the whole day feel like an epic failure. These feelings of despair are often out of proportion. I have come to realize this when objectively evaluating what actually took place. I may have had 8 or 9 great experiences and maybe 1-2 “energy draining ones.” What makes our reality focus on the 1-2 negative events resulting in a “bad day” when 8-9 great experiences occurred during the same time frame? It is my opinion, this process is caused by an:
absentee “LEADER” at the helm.
We begin viewing ourselves as victims of unfortunate circumstances rather than “leaders” directing our own paths in life. This concept is important to understand because it provides an inner strength necessary to effectively balance the good and bad events that occur in our lives on a daily basis. Whether the events of a given day are as mundane as a leaky water faucet or as serious as a diagnosis of cancer, we can throw our hands in the air and blame destiny on fate or stand at the helm and navigate our way down a self directed path seeking the best possible outcome.
The following 5 minute video is an example of a person who decided to stand at the helm and approach the diagnosis of cancer with clarity and a plan of action to overcome this imbalance (disease.) She viewed the chemotherapy treatment recommendation by her oncologist as too aggressive in nature requiring poisonous chemicals to attack her body and immune system. She didn’t believe the path to restored LONG TERM HEALTH was best achieved by KILLING HEALTHY functioning cells full of essential vitality along with cancerous cells. Instead she chose a treatment that followed a path that nourished HEALTHY cells while providing an unfriendly environment to cancerous cells interfering with their ability to thrive and survive. Please view her story.
Life is full of so many unknowns. There are circumstances certainly beyond our control. Regardless, we can choose to passively stand by and accept other people dictating our choices and directing our lives or
STAND AT THE HELM
directing and utilizing those we believe possess knowledge, expertise and a willingness to compassionately offer their guidance and utilize their skills when making SELF DIRECTED choices in life.