There is one emotion that has been bane of my existence. For some it can be Envy, anger, guilt, shame, etc. You can put in whatever emotion you want in this list. For me: Frustration.
Frustrate (from Merriam-Webster dictionary)
Middle English, from Latin frustratus, past participle of frustrare to deceive, frustrate, from frustra in error, in vain
Date: 15th Century
1 a: to balk or defeat in an endeavor b: to induce feelings of discouragement in2 a (1): to make ineffectual : bring to nothing (2): impede, obstruct b: to make invalid or of no effect
Since I was little, I have a tendency at the worst times to allow myself to get frustrated. For me it leads me to do stupid things: say and do things I regret, not listen to my intuition and take steps backwards.
There are things in my life that are frustrating to me. It annoys me to no end. Whatever I do I can't seem to get shake these feelings. This weekend I made a decision. I have to show love to what frustrates me. You all know we feed what we put our attention on. If these areas in my life, I continue to shower with my frustration. Guess what I'll get? More Frustration! I don't need that anymore.
Yes, I know it sound trite. Sometimes the best answer is the simplest. The decision I made this weekend lifted a lot of my frustration. I was able to feel my jaw relax, my mind open and my heart get clear.
So if you're reading this feeling frustrated, angry, upset, scared, hurting,etc, Feed all these unsettled parts of your life with your kindness, compassion, hope and love. I don't mean you have to love the whole situation or the person who may be causing these feelings. I say love yourself and lovingly change your thoughts that is allowing you to go down this path.
If you give love, you'll get love back. That is a truth as old as time. I'm sending love to everyone today. I hope you'll send that love out to others.
Sweet Dreams and Love to all of you.