It's All About YOU!
By Simon Lawrence
Your life is all about YOU…
Now I know that can sound a little selfish, or even a lot; but do you remember the well-worn cliché… ‘take care of yourself first or you will have nothing left to give to others’ … and I am also reminded of an analogy that goes like this…
‘Imagine yourself in an aeroplane and you are responsible for two young children when suddenly the plane gets into trouble and the oxygen masks drop down.’
I have asked this question many times; ‘do you, put the mask on the children first?’…and the more common answer by far is, ‘of course!’
But think of it this way… if others are dependant on you, do you not think it more responsible to ensure you are ok first so that you can then help them? So, in this analogy certainly you should fit your mask first.
You see all of life should fit this analogy… we so often go through life caring about everyone and everything but ourselves… we end up putting ourselves last, and then wondering why we are so exhausted physically and emotionally.
We all have our own body and our own mind and it is our responsibility to take the best care of them; and respect them.
How many times have you heard someone say, and it may have been you… ‘Yes, of course I’m taking care of myself. Look I’ve just bought this wonderful pair of shoes!’ or ‘Yes, I’ve just booked a holiday so I can get away for a week!’
These are not wrong, they are simply another part of YOU looking after YOU. In ‘It’s All About YOU’ I am talking about embracing your inner child, which is your consciousness, your perceptions… and really looking after that most important part of you. After all… you are the only person who can do that!
As we learn to look after ourselves more, we become better people; and when we are in touch with our own feelings, we can then reach out more effectively to others and show them our love and understanding.
So, there it is, of course it is not selfish to think about yourself first at all, in fact it is absolutely the opposite. If we fill our own emotional tanks with self-respect and loving care, we have much more to give to our loved ones.
In ‘It’s all about YOU’, we will look at the basics of working within the life you have so you can become exactly that, the very best YOU. We will be looking at how your life reveals itself to you, for it is only a mirror of your perceptions. Attempting to change your world by force is as fruitless as smashing the mirror in the hope it will change the reflection of what you see. We must leave the mirror alone and change our feelings and ideas of who we really are.
It will be your prescription to a more fulfilling life, for you and for everyone with whom you have a connection.