There are days when life is hard and on those days we may try to just hold on and hope for the best, wait for it to end. But there is more we can do too. We can see ourselves as victims of life and feel bad, depressed, stressed or resentful...
We can find another perspective, another way of seeing things. We can see life as a test, a challenge that can make us stronger, wiser, better.... We can change our outlook.
It is so easy to just give up, give in or let ourselves become jaded and drift along without a paddle. All things will pass and we will survive... or not... Death is inevitable for all that is born.
But death is not the end, so why do we worry so much?
Isn't it better to trust your Inner Guidance, Creator or whatever Higher Power that you believe in, knowing that we truly are not given more than we can handle and that we are being guided on every step of the way?
Isn't it better to affirm our courage, our strength, love, devotion, wisdom, etc... than to fall into self-pity, discouragement or hopelessness?
Isn't it better to find something that inspires you, to sing a song, do a little dance, say a prayer or give thanks for our many blessings than to focus on the bad things going on? Not to say to avoid or deny the difficulties and not deal with them, but don't let them kill your spirit, your hope.
I often look for affirmations to raise my spirits and help me change my focus. I have added a few on the left.
For those who come to my Circles, can you see how they follow the way of the Wheel? Where do you find HOPE on the Wheel?
Maybe you can find some of your own. After all we are in the Moon of Affirmation this month.
Everyone needs to be affirmed, confirmed and validated sometimes.