“It’s not the load that breaks us down, it’s the way we carry it.” Lena Horne
Universal grief, universal anger and universal injustice, are just a few of the burdens we can carry in life. This can happen from constantly watching, listening, or reading about world issues on social media.
In fact, what I have discovered by not watching the news daily, is that I feel lighter and have more energy to focus on my issues and the needs of my family and work. Which in turn gives me more energy to give back to myself and the community.
I don’t disconnect from the world, I just don’t carry the burdens of the world.
When we get caught up fighting the injustices of the world or trying to get our view across to others so they will change theirs; we can feel overwhelmed, burdened and hopeless; leaving no space to nurture our needs and issues.
So today ask yourself:
“What burdens am I carrying around?”
“Are they mine to carry or resolve?”
“Am I taking on these burdens to avoid my own issues?”
“If I let them go, what would I do with the time I have now?”
You may find answering these questions, that there is more space to attend to your own needs and more importantly, to see and enjoy more of the beauty and the miracle of life.