I was once lost, and now I am found. Each time we experience awareness we become awaken. We were once blind, and now we see. We experience a resurrection of sorts. We bow our heads with humility and grace, knowing that we forgive ourselves for being less than perfect. While we strive to succeed through grit, determination, and purpose….To make this day of life one more fulfilled with kindness, love, and the pursuit of happiness.
Some may want to circle thoughts back to shame. Regret. Wonder “why it took so long for this awareness” to become present. My friends, don’t look back with regret or shame. Wonder, yes, and wonder with curiosity the present day and if we wake again the days ahead.
We remember the pain. We remember the hurt. We use its energy fuel and propel us forward. In wonder, you may ask, “How many more awakenings and awakened moments will I experience in a lifetime?” That’s a profound question. I hope many because the day we cease to become aware and awakened, is as Quinn states is “living death.” Be grateful those moments happen because some never have them happen. Now go out and make this day count because it does!
I know today is tough for a lot of people and as the day goes on it’ll get tougher. I’m living proof that yes, you can get your life back, start feeling normal and amazing. Relationships can get better, stronger, and the journey can be without being controlled by the triggers, hooks, pain, frustration, and anger (see attached info-graphic below).
Keep your questions and comments coming – I’m totally jazzed at the excitement and outreach of people connecting; completely honored and blessed to serve everyone – post your comments and questions at the end of this video, blog, twitter feed and again, I’ll be answering all questions in the next email and video and sharing with everyone – thanks a bunch!
Dr. Deb Lindh Transform Stress into Something Valuable – Post-Stress Growth, Grow Resilience, Happiness and Peace from the Pain, Hurt, Fear, Disappointment, Frustrations, Being and Feeling Stuck, and Effects of Stress. Series Includes Second Step; moving from “why” and asking “what” to transform our stress and see immediate results in reducing stress.
A favor to ask…yes, I’m asking for another favor (which really helps us help you) – post your comments and questions at the end of this video, blog, twitter feed and again, I’ll be answering all questions in the next series and sharing with everyone – thanks a bunch!
1 of 3 Video Series: Survivor to Warrior (including the Why Game Questions…which is located at the end of the blog)
Dr. Deb Lindh Transform Stress into Something Valuable – Post-Stress Growth, Grow Resilience, Happiness and Peace from the Pain, Hurt, Fear, Disappointment, Frustrations, Being and Feeling Stuck, and Effects of Stress. Series Includes First Step of the “Why Game.”
A favor to ask…yes, I’m asking for another favor (which really helps us help you) – post your comments and questions at the end of this video, blog, twitter feed and I will answer all questions in the second part of this series. Any questions you have, I’ll answer. We’ll be answering these questions and the questions from the stress survey – and sharing those with everyone – thanks a bunch!
Change. Change is constant yet people resist change. There are many reasons why people resist change; everything from it’s too different from what is ‘normal’ to being forced to change.
Though this is true reality, so are the advantages to change. I find that many people already know benefits of change. Heck, I’ve feel the same way myself and can write a laundry list of benefits. What I’ve found is that in the sea of reasons and benefits, people seek questions to help them with the process of first, deciding on to make the plunge (or not), and second, people are looking for help with knowing what to ask themselves.
I’ve listed a few questions to help with these needs. These questions are mindful questions; they address surface problems and uncover root causes. Read them over. Sit with them for a while. Write down the first 10 answers that come to mind. Review the responses later that day, a day later, and then 1 week later; make changes and adjustments to your responses. After a week has passed ask yourself and answer the question: What do I want to do? Then you’ll have an answer. For now. For this moment in time.
Mindful Questions to the Advantages to Change
What are the advantages? To me, personally?
What are the results? What will they be? How would I describe/communicate them to others? **If the details are unclear, revise to the point where they are clear and you could explain to someone else.
How do the advantages fit with my values and beliefs, the stuff I know to be “true” from experience and with my needs?
How will this work for me? What is my overall sense or “test” to know that it’s working?
How did this work for you? Share with me your comments and questions!
Change. Looking up the word ‘change’ generated over 2 million search hits on Google. It’s time for change. Over the next few weeks and even months, the Dr. Debra Lindh website will be going through, well, change. Yes, this is true. Change is often difficult to embrace. Some people do embrace change, while others shy away and even some completely avoid change. I’m fully embracing this change. Thinking of change, these quotes came to mind, “when one door closes, another opens,” “a chapter ends, and another begins,” and “things do not change, we change.” At the same time, thinking of change has brought these songs to mind: Don’t Go Changing by Billy Joel, Roll With the Changes by REO Speedwagon, and Changes by David Bowie.
I found it interesting that as I planned for change, I noticed that change was already happening. Everything from planning out the changes, the details, meeting with people to discuss ideas, and putting into place some of the ‘doing’ items. So, what exactly is changing with the website, what does it look like, and what does it mean for you? Here are some of the answers:
Stress. The Dr. Debra Lindh website is a resource for stress research and consulting; particularly in the areas of occupational stress and employee wellness at the individual, group, and organization levels. This means that sharing of current research, case studies, and publications as well as other resources.
AIR™. This is an acronym for the process known as AIR™ which means: Assess, Integrate, Results. This is the type of work I provide: to assess stress, integrate a stress reduction intervention, and measure results. Why integrate and not implement? I recently said to someone, “Implement means to do. Integrate means to become.” Thus, people learn a new still that becomes part of them which then reduces stress.
Quantum OD™. Quantum OD™ involves the application of integrating energy-based practices rooted in quantum physics and cultural traditions from Asia, Europe, and the United States to promote transformation and development for individuals, groups, and organizations. Quantum OD™ works with subtle energies associated with intuition, consciousness, and energetic levels. These energy-based practices are recognized and practiced by colleagues in organization development as well as psychology and recognized by professional associations such as the American Psychological Association and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.
Other changes and additions are part of the planning. The above list is a few details with more to come. Of course, on Twitter I continue to share “Mindfulness Monday” and “Mindfulness Tip” postings as well as supporting images on Pinterest.
During this time of flux, commitment is in the forefront. The question to ponder, reflect, and ultimately answer is: Are we willing to do whatever it takes?
This is different than hooking on details, history, past decisions, mistakes, goals, etc. When making this decision, we can no longer hold on to what prevents us from moving forward. It doesn’t mean we forget, it means we keep the memory without being bound and stuck in the emotion.
It is about the present. Right now. This moment.
The choice is the answer. And the answer will manifest the future.