I think everyone on the planet has at one point or another had someone say to them at least once “who do you think you are?” Some of us have heard that as the primary chorus of our lives. And when we stopped hearing it from external sources, oh yes, you know it, we picked it up internally. So now, we have little internal choruses snidely remarking “who the hell do you think you are?” at the slightest show of our brilliance.
You’re in a lousy mood. Nothing feels right. In fact everything sucks as in S.U.C.K.S…..
You’re broke. Flat broke. Bills coming in. Credit cards building up…..
You’re lonely. Down to your core “I’m totally and completely alone in the world and I always will be” kind of lonely…..
Your self esteem is in the gutter. Never was all that high in the first place but now it’s spiraling to an all time low…..
You’re in the middle of an epic, soul draining fight with your husband/wife/partner/lover…..
And then, almost like magic, something happens:
We’re living in some super charged emotional times and navigating that kind of energy every day from family and friends and colleagues and the evening news and the pings and the tweets…. well, let’s just say, it can feel absolutely, totally and completely overwhelming.
And then, just for good measure, throw into that frothing mix… you’re sensitive! Very sensitive. As in highly super sensitive.
You’re the kind of person who picks up on energy from the other room, from down the hall, from the town next door for crying out loud. You don’t always know what hit you but you sure can go from feeling just fine, thank you very much, to scrapping yourself off the floor in about 1/2 a millisecond.
Here’s a little something they probably didn’t teach you in grade school. And oh yeah, it’s actually a pretty huge thing if you’re interested in having an amazing, joyful, happiness-filled life. And who’s not?
One of the things we’re taught pretty much right out of the gate is how to do things we don’t want to do—when to sit, how to talk, when to eat, when to go to school, when to do our homework, when to go to ballet class. In other words, how to push through. In some ways that’s really useful but it leaves us with a missing piece.
That missing piece needs to be put back in place so you get to bask in the delicious land of fulfillment and ease and happiness on a regular business.
Love is the frequency of happiness.
And yet, it’s one of the most misunderstood concepts of all time. We’ve tried to label love and tie it down and own it. But love defies ownership, categorization and labels.