When the world external to you feels uncertain, scary, unpredictable and out of your control, how do you show up for you?
This morning there was a difference in the morning. Stormy weather blew in as I opened the door, wrapped up in layers.
It got me thinking about how we think, feel, behave and show up for us and the world when the suns not shining and the birds are hiding away?
We can't control the weather.
What is our identity when a virus hits the world and changes everything. When it's stopped you from working, earning money, catching up with family or friends or having to adapt to a new way of life with feeding, teaching, entertaining, feeding and breaking up siblings fights whilst trying to take care of you?
Or we are isolated, vulnerable and have no one close by to share this time with. We may be looking after a vulnerable one and in need of a break.
Our identity can be so entwined with what we do in our every day. Where we work and who we interact with.
But what happens when that disappears? Have we lost our identity? Feeling disjointed and lost and unable feel comforted in the everyday routine.
Peeling back the layers and knowing who you are inside, despite what is going on in the outside world. If everything is taken away, what characteristics do you still have, that are there and still with you even when you're not in your everyday.
I'm caring, empathetic, creative, nourishing, organised, resilient, an openness to grow and learn. I am ME.
Have you taken the time to notice your core characteristics? What are they? When there is nothing to hide behind? How do you show up?
Use these strengths to adapt, grow and evolve from the darker times, the times that feel like they're tipping you over the edge and that everything is out of your control.
We can't control the world, the weather, someone's judgement, opinion or actions, and even a virus.
But we can control what we choose to think, feel and believe.
You are YOU and you belong where you are right now, your internal home. A home you will always hibernate into when you feel tested. A home o one can take away from you.
There's no right, wrongs just our perceptions and beliefs.
It is your path and you get to decide how you walk it, it's all yours.