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“My computer is on fire!”
A friend of mine recently reminded me of a call I got during our computer technical support days. I’m not known for being calm in situations like that so hearing that someone’s computer was on fire would have freaked out 😂. I don’t remember that call as much as I remember a different call.
It was from a man (with a few college degrees) who couldn’t get his computer to work. I skipped over the basics because, you know…the college degrees. After 30 minutes of troubleshooting, it turns out the monitor he was using wasn’t powered on.
I should not have assumed anything and started with the basics just like I did with everyone else.
Sometimes the answer is as simple as it seems.
𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡
Recognizing that everything is connected: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
When we have little energy to do the things we want to do in life, there is something out of balance within the body. The energy is not flowing as it should. It’s not that we are doing something wrong, it’s that we are unaware of what is out of balance.
We may need help finding the issue, but it could be simple too.
It could be as simple as recognizing a coping skill we have (ie. eating when not hungry) and instead of doing what we typically do, we could start paying attention to the body.
Maybe there’s an emotion we are trying to avoid and if we let the energy of the emotion flow through the body without judging or needing to know why we are feeling that way, maybe we will get our energy or zest for life back. Cedric Bertelli talks about this on his website and I wrote out some steps to do this on the Grieving Process blog post.
Fighting the emotion is tiring and puts us in fight or flight mode instead of rest and healing mode.
Emotional eating is an issue people talk about a lot, but coping skills can be anything, even too much exercise is not healthy for the body.
A mentor of mine gives this analogy: when we are thirsty, we’ll go get some water to drink. Hopefully, we do that several times a day because we understand the importance of water. What about when we have emotional, mental or spiritual needs?
Do we take care of those aspects of ourselves several times a day?
The focus has been on the physical world for way too long. There is so much going on that we cannot see with our eyeballs 👀. Focusing just on the symptoms or what we can logically figure out has caused so much suffering and pain.
✨ 💃 🌟 There is a better way to live.
When we start addressing the subtle issues we cannot see, the energy starts flowing again and we start to feel better.
When we feel better, we don’t have to work so hard at life. Being pleasant to other people comes naturally and we can have a deep sense of peace regardless of what is going on in the world.