James Allen said, “as a man thinkith, so shall he be.” Our minds are powerful tools that can be used for our good or our own demise. Think you are going to make it and succeed and chances are you will! Think you most likely fail and surely you will! In a recent episode of A Million Little Things, character Maggie was struggling with moving away from her ex-boyfriend and other friends. Her new roommate in England told her, “Your mind needs to be where your body is.” How profound! Here she is a therapist, and she wasn’t applying a basic principle of living. It goes to show how easily we can get sidetracked.
This year has cast many of us off our original paths, yet, we still must be diligent to be here and now. Our thoughts must be aligned with where our body is at this time. Otherwise, we are just PIBO’s: present in body only. I’ve seen way too many people live as PIBOs, and it is sad. They are just a shell, not fully engaging in the life they have been given.
I think we often have to let go of the life we really wanted to find the life given to us. Sometimes they are similar, and other times, they look nothing like what we thought. As far back as I can remember, the only thing I ever wanted to be was a mom. Between dating the wrong men in my youth and then serious health issues later on, being a mom was not in my cards. With severe fatigue, adoption wasn’t even an option. I have had to learn to live the life I have and give and love in other ways. Sure, I had to grieve the loss, but if I got stuck there, I would not have enjoyed the blessings of what this life has given me: travel, wide-range of friends, living in different states, national speaking career, authoring nine published books, touching lives through coaching, teaching fitness classes that help others stay healthy, and a bunch of other great experiences.
So, I ask you: are you living the life you were given or mourning for what could have been? Are you present in the here and now or lost in the past or future? Where your body is, there your mind should be. Yoga is a wonderful way to work on the discipline of here and now through breathing, meditation and stretching. A coach can also help you maneuver through some difficult questions to find your way. I would consider it a privilege to come along side of you and help you get your life back! Funds tight? My book, I Want My Life Back, will walk you through a lot of your life to create the life you want. Get a copy for yourself at my store and maybe one for a loved one!