Things happen to us and to those we love. We get older, our parents get old. We get sick, people die, accidents happen.
All of this is the nature of life.
Doom and gloom?
No… just part of our reality and no matter what we have to deal with, how we position ourselves in relation to these events has a significant impact on our experience.
Feel like a Victim? Out of control?
Studies actually show that this life position makes us hurt more and heal slower!
Feeling sad is a real and natural emotion. Being angry and feeling scared are also real.
These emotions come and go as we deal with moments in our lives. We experience them and move through them. This is a natural part of being human.
Being stuck in one position is usually an indication of a malfunction of this natural flow of emotion.
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
CHECK OUT YOUR POSITION
Do you find yourself saying:
'It's not fair!'
'They have it so much easier!'
We all go into this position sometimes… and sometimes is ok…
Ask yourself how often you do this:
Once a week?
Only when something difficult happens?
How long do you stay in this position?
Who are you comparing yourself with?
A mythical/movie character?
Now ask yourself if continuing to hold onto this position is what you want.
If you decide to release yourself from this Victim grip try this:
Every time you find yourself sliding into the role, exaggerate it. Add sound effects, facial expressions, wolf-style howls …
See what happens as you do this.