I sank into victim mode in a big way on Saturday. I didn’t meditate, read, or take any constructive self-care measures to help myself shed the negativity I was feeling.
This morning I finally sat and meditated. My guide came through and told me the following:
Do not expect that you will not stumble and fall. You will, time and again, as everyone does. The issue is what you do once you’ve fallen. If you have compassion for yourself, you’ll pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move forward.
Suddenly so much of how I tend to derail myself (and why) made sense to me. It is not reasonable for me to expect that I’ll never feel down or experience events that shake me from my center. The only thing I can control is how I respond to these things. In this particular case, this means having compassion for myself and validating my feelings without letting them leave me in a tail spin.