The third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy title of Blue Monday a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills.
The date is infact a PR stunt that was cleverly calculated Sky Travel that used factors, including: weather conditions, debt level (the difference between debt accumulated and our ability to pay), time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action.
Regardless, these days exist for us all and can be very uncomfortable. But like all things it’s how we deal with them makes us who we are.
We could go out for a meal, shop, go to the gym or watch a funny film. Which would have a limited but short term success. It wouldn’t take long for such feelings to reappear!
Others may choose to use positive affirmations to deal with such discomfort and whilst there are some who believe this works it also has the potential to bring on a whole new set of contradictions for the mind to deal with.
I mean is it really positive if deep down you are feeling so down!
Personally I choose to own it, by just being with it. I don’t mind the thoughts, just go with feelings. If they bring up tears or anger I just sit with that too and let it all flow. Its a fascinating and liberating process for the more comfortable we are with such feelings the less we have to fear.
In some ways maybe these days should be “Growth Opportunity Day” or “Days of Evolvement” as any day that gives us an opportunity to grow should ALMOST be cherished. I say ALMOST because we are human after all and the reality is it can be painful.
So whether you are struggling today or maybe any other, do be easy on yourself.
Andre is a wise, kind & happy soul! Spending time with him learning TM was wonderful. I was in a a dark place, and he met me there with true wisdom & compassion. I am truly grateful for his teaching, which I have carried forward into my life. Thank you Andre!
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