There’s something magical about being in a departures lounge when you are jetting off to somewhere you’ve been looking forward to for some time. Maybe you’re going on a long dreamt of holiday to a location you’ve wanted to go to for years, maybe returning to a place you just love, or maybe going to see friends or family that you haven’t seen in ages.
There are huge things that happen in our life too where we get to a place where something fairly significant has happened. This too is a departure moment of great depth that will have a major impact on you whether you like it or not. It could be the death of a loved one, a pet, a house move, a new job, a new career, a new town, a new tribe. It could be you’ve lost a key work colleague, a major contract, a job offer is withdrawn, a painting falls apart for you, your show is not reviewed well, your website gets a poor score, someone lets you down badly and so on and so on!
All these things carry immense affects on the inner you, the part that is trying to keep you in the safe part of the middle of the river rather than the danger rips that pull you down the sides to the rocks waiting to tear you apart. In huge things in life we cannot expect to go through them without an accompanying friction, a shaking up of your order, that will impact on the inner you.
I find that disquiet catches me out, comes upon me in some way or other and I try and work out why despite the obvious major incident that is happening in my life. These storms in life are part of what we have to deal with but they can, if not faced well, have a major detrimental affect on us so we must recognise this and take action to care for ourselves.
Taking time out to get your disorder into some kind of perspective is crucial. Dog walking certainly helps me! You also have to find a way to take a break from these issues to allow your brain to have a ‘holiday’ from dealing with difficult issues and I don’t just mean when you go to sleep! Actual quality time to let you enjoy your head space is crucial to good mental health.
Have the best of days and don’t forget to give yourself a break today no matter what you are going through.