I hate feeling sorry for myself. Yet I still manage to have a tremendous amount of inner dialogue about how everyone I know that exists on this planet is having a better life than me. (Total BS)
This by the way also somehow translates to my life sucks.
God do I hate that, every single thing about it. How dare I feel that way. Programming leads me straight away to… “There are so many people out there suffering, be thankful for what you have” “there are people living on the streets with no food, you could have been living a life homeless” “you have so much and others have so little”
New mood: shame and guilt
I know my life doesn’t suck when I compare it to others. There are so many people that have It worst than me. Wait, hold on…comparing myself to others is what landed me in this place to begin with. Well at least I know where I am.
I don’t know why all of a sudden I am channeling Charlie Brown, but here he is playing a role. What would Charlie Brown do? I have zero clue so I squirreled to find the top lessons of Charlie Brown, which of course I am going to share with all of you. Here’s what resonated for me, how about you?
Know your value.
Lucy reminds us that we don’t owe anybody anything. Lucy didn't hand out free advice, because she knew the value of her time and wisdom. Lucy self-confidence tried to teach us to value ourselves.
Feel free to ruminate through the big questions.
Charlie Brown and Linus weren’t afraid to dive into the big questions about life that some adults may have not yet asked. This is your reminder that it’s okay to think about the big things, just don’t get stuck there.
It’s okay to be quiet.
Schroeder rarely speaks, Lucy loves him for it. His ability to get wrapped up in his music seems admirable. Your value as a companion should not be entangled with how much of a chatterbox you are. Words are impactful, sounds like mindful speaking to me.
Embrace the power of your imagination.
Snoopy’s gift was absolutely his vivid imagination and ability to create his own fun whenever he needed it. Keeping our mind open to possibilities also mean keeping our imagination empowered. When was the last time you let your imagination run free?
Enjoy the simple things.
The precious moments Charlie Brown and Snoopy spend together are a beautiful expression of what it’s like to enjoy the moments of companionship out in nature, little words, big joy. It’s important that we teach ourselves how to really appreciate the simple things, the one’s that doesn’t cost a penny. Take a walk outside with your fur baby or friend and connect to nature and all that mother earth has to offer.
Dance like no-one is watching.
All of the characters at one point or another have partaken in some serious dance parties. Finding time to dance not only with my physical body, but my soul as well. Embrace the freedom that comes with somatic movement. Let go of the inhibition and go dance naked (or clothed) to your favorite music and just let the vibes flow through you. By the way, this is absolutely my biggest challenge right now. I want to feel comfortable enough to let my body move on it’s own.
Be yourself every damn day and every damn day is different.
Snoopy does it best with his ability to be Joe Cool one day, a flying ace another and my favorite a tortured writer. We are allowed to be who we are based on the moment. Integrating and loving all parts of ourselves is truly a challenge I hope everyone takes. Remember your feelings are never invalid.
As I close out this day after leading a powerful Flower Full Moon Ritual, I am reminded…
Find the gratitude.
gratitude brings love
love is who we are
operating from a place of love brings more love
all we are is love
love is always the answer
Maybe I will start with Dancing?!