Perspective of Hope

Empowering You


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The Light

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

Albert Schweitzer


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Nature is the healer

Disappointed? Frustrated? Angry? Loss of hope? Step outside. Go for a walk. Surround yourself in green. Seek nature.

Find a path, trail, park removed from concrete, cars and buildings. Walk. Just walk, at an easy pace. Breathe slowly. If your mind starts to drift with the thoughts that got you there, bring your focus to one thing; your pace, your breathing or my favorite, just taking in the natural beauty, as the landscape changes. Walk as long or as little as you want. I often walk until I have found inner peace and tranquility. The more I walk, the more my mind and body are trained to experience this transformation to peace. Here’s another benefit. Depending on the challenge that you are struggling with and how long you’ve been walking in nature, you are often rewarded by finding clarity.

So, here’s my challenge to you. Walk today, even if for 5min. Then, write a comment below about your experience or your alternative to walking. I want to hear from you!


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Serve.

Serve.

If you’re thinking … I’ve experienced a loss, I’ve lost my job or I’m on furlough, what do I do?  Serve.

Servitude takes the attention off of us.  It refocuses the spotlight on others.  Servitude channels our energy and attention towards them.  It allows us to meet the immediate needs of others.  At a time of loss, servitude makes us feel surprisingly ‘rich’, perhaps because we have abundant love and energy to give away.  Also, the process, not only lifts others up, but us too.  I feel that servitude is fulfilling, gratifying and rewarding.

Enter a comment below and tell me what is one way that we can deal with a loss or setback.