Free your mind

2016 is hurtling to the finish line and for most people I know it’s been a massive year of change and upheaval, myself included!
In the final weeks before Christmas break it seems like there is more than ever that needs to be done and more craziness than usual to deal with.

I find myself saying: 

I can’t cope

I’m not able to get it done

I’m not equipped to deal with this right now

I’m telling myself a story and I believe it. I believe the story so much that I’m hiding behind my usual thought patterns and digging an ever deeper hole.

But on examination:

 I can cope, if I couldn’t I would be here right now.

I have managed to get everything done so far, why not the rest?

I do have the tools, I’ve just momentarily misplaced them, if I look hard enough they will reappear.

I also know that I’m not the only one feeling this way. So many of us are overwhelmed with what 2016 has thrown out way and we have no idea how we’re going to make it out but we will. We’ve done it before, we’ll do it again.

And then, last night, hiding comfortably in the depths of Facebook, this popped up:

“The good news is that you can free yourself from the mind. This is the only true liberation” Eckart Tolle

The reminder I needed that I can do this. I have created a cage in my mind limiting my capabilities. Limiting who I am. I gilded this cage myself. It was conceptualised, drafted and executed entirely under my instruction, by me and for me.

I have a choice right now, break it down and change my language or continue to languish in this cage that I have created.

So do you, how do you plan to exit 2016, in the comfort of your cage or flying high above the clouds?

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