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Direct from Daily OM…

Hi and welcome back,

I don’t know about you but I have been feeling OFF for a time now. Today I ran away from home… well, even that is one of the hardest words for me to use. I don’t have my own home anymore… this economy thing hits home in more ways than one.

Does a 6 hours on the road constitute a ‘vacation’?

I arrived after my day of cruising through the mountains in SW Idaho, into Oregon, a nice 6 hour round trip, less than a tank of gas and dinner to cap it off. A $30 vacation… today that is as much as I can do… and refreshed, inspired and ready to get back to my writing.

Writing a book and a blog – several in fact… too much so you will see some changes coming.

I could not have said it better or more appropriately. Thank you to Daily OM… could not be more RIGHT ON… it’s not just me.

June 1, 2009
“Taking a Time Out
You Are Not Crazy
Most of us feel a little crazy from time to time. Periods of high stress can make us feel like we’re losing it, as can being surrounded by people whose values are very different from our own. Losing a significant relationship and moving into a new life situation are other events that can cause us to feel off kilter. Circumstances like these recur in our lives, and they naturally affect our mental stability. The symptoms of our state of mind can range from having no recollection of putting our car keys where we eventually find them, to wondering if we’re seeing things clearly when everyone around us seems to be in denial of what’s going on right in front of their eyes. For most of us, the key to survival at times like these is to step back, take a deep breath, and regain our composure. Then we can decide what course of action to take.

Sometimes a time-out does the trick. We take a day off from whatever is making us feel crazy and, like magic, we feel in our right mind again. Talking to an objective friend can also help. We begin to see what it is about the situation that destabilizes us, and we can make changes from there. At other times, if the situation is particularly sticky, we may need to seek professional help. Meeting with someone who understands the way the human mind reacts to stress, loss, and difficulty can make us feel less alone and more supported. A therapist or a spiritual counselor can give us techniques that help bring us back to a sane state of mind so that we can affect useful changes. They can also mirror our basic goodness, helping us to see that we are actually okay.

The main purpose of the wake-up call that feeling crazy provides is to let us know that something in our lives is out of balance. Confirm for yourself that you are capable of creating a sane and peaceful reality for yourself. Try to remember that most people have felt, at one time or another, that they are losing it. You deserve a life that helps you thrive. Try and take some steps today to help you achieve more balance and a little less crazy.”

I am human too.

A mountain drive was my healing process for today… Mother Nature has a wonderful way of bringing forth the perfect remedy.

Until next time, take care of yourself…
Veronica
Phoenix Rising

Posted 8 years, 5 months ago at 9:04 pm.

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