What have you worried about today? What undesirable thoughts have you allowed yourself to dwell on?
I recently took a trip to the beach and as I was walking along the sand I managed to lose my footing and I injured my knee. I felt that sudden, sickening, sharp jolt that I’ve experienced before, when my body reacts with lightning speed to an unexpected trauma.
I got home and there I stayed, iced and elevated, panicking about swelling and how long my knee might take to heal.
“What if it takes too long? How will I walk the dogs?”
“What if it’s flared up my old knee injury?”
“What if it doesn’t get better?”
“What if, what if, what if…”
AFTER WORKING MYSELF UP INTO A FRENZY I TOOK SOME DEEP BREATHS AND I REMINDED MYSELF OF WORDS I’VE WRITTEN BEFORE. INSTEAD OF SAYING ‘WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?’ I ASKED INSTEAD ‘WHAT IS THIS DOING FOR ME?’
What if I’m a little slower when I walk and I notice more of what’s around me?
What if I appreciate the mobility I do have and remember how many people would love to be able to put one foot in front of the other?
What if I trust that my body knows how to heal itself?
What if, what if, what if…
About the Author
Skylar Liberty Rose is a writer and an empowerment warrior.
She is the creator of Fierce Females which she established as a way of celebrating the female spirit and to encourage women to live to their full potential, rather than playing small. Having found her own freedom by releasing limiting beliefs, Skylar seeks to provide others with tools they can use to empower themselves.
Chosen as one of the Best 50 Women’s Empowerment Blogs 2015 by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Skylar is passionate about stripping away layers of conditioning and instead discovering the unique truth within.
She is inspired by courageous hearts and creative souls. Visit her at www.SkylarLibertyRose.com.