Sometimes you have to shift your focus a little to see what's right in front of you.
Since my daughter has been little, anytime she struggles to find something I've taught her to take a step back so she can get a new perspective. She knows that sometimes you have to look away from the thing you've been staring at for so long and allow the feelings of frustration and overwhelm to diminish so that you can begin again with a new energy and excitement and see what you couldn't see before. I call it looking with "fresh eyes" so you can see those things that are clearly before you.
You may have noticed a slight shift in my business the last couple of months. I've allowed myself to take off the masks and show up for you with more authenticity and transparency. What I understand very clearly is that each of us is going through something in our lives. Our drama doesn't always show up in the same form or to the same degree as someone else but we each feel the same things and wish for the fullest expression of ourselves that is possible. Our stories resonate on a deep level with each other, that's why there is such power in sharing and storytelling.
I've sat with my truth for quite some time and have allowed myself to look with fresh eyes to discover how to be of best service in the world. Despite our best efforts, life isn't always pretty. Sometimes life gives you things you never thought you'd experience, and you lose or hide pieces of yourself during those extreme experiences.
Like I did during my husband's drug addiction.
I know what it feels like to want to protect and fix that other person while feeling the weight of carrying the whole family on your shoulders. It's isolating. It can feel as if there is no support around you, and that you are in this alone, just trying to make it from one day to the next without you or the pieces of your life falling apart. Life gets smaller in a way, and a part of you shuts down so that you can just get through and do what you need to do. One foot in front of the other like a numb soldier doing the best you can do.
Yet with struggle you acquire depth. You discover your inner resilience and your deepest desires for something greater.
My Mantra: "The Universe is always supporting me." Affirm this mantra until it becomes part of your belief system and you begin to realize that everything that is happening to you, is happening for you. All shall be well, because all is well.
Krysti Turznik is a #1 Best-Selling author, speaker, and life coach helping you live an inspired life that speaks to your soul with meaning and value. Through mindset, motivation, and meditation she shows you how to create a life you don't need to escape from, where every day feels like a day at the beach.
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