Staying sane in an insane world is about tools, practice and support. Below are my thoughts on staying sane along with resources and support for doing so:
It’s getting pretty crazy out there! Just yesterday I posted two comments on Facebook, one about not knowing what to believe, or if there is anything to believe in the media and an outright call to the universe: “Mothership take me away!” No matter where you lie within the spectrum of the perceived separation dividing our nation and the world, you must be feeling it. Anxiety. Fear. Depression. Despair. Frustration. Impatience. Anger. Powerlessness. Perhaps even a sense of hatred. It seems that no matter where we turn, there is another news article, news show, advertisement, etc. that is attempting to trigger our fears, anxieties, insecurities, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. interfering with our desire for staying sane.
The good news is that while we might feel pretty powerless in a world that seems to be imploding upon itself, we are not! We have the resources within us for staying sane in an otherwise insane world – we just need someone to help us discover, cultivate and then activate these resources. THIS is what I have spent the past 25 years mastering and what I would like to share with you now:
REMEMBER your original nature is contentment and peace. If you don’t know or remember this:
Develop or deepen a daily spiritual/meditation/contemplative/prayer practice. If you don’t currently have a practice or need getting started, take my FREE online course Starting a Spiritual Practice. Learn more and register HERE.
The Greatest Obstacle to remaining in a state of peace is our unhealed wounds and unacknowledged anxiety and fears. To learn how to identify and then heal and transform these wounds and fears:
Read my book Authentic Freedom – Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy…or better yet, take the online course. Learn more and register for the course HERE.
REMEMBER you are not alone. There are people out there who have learned how to stay sane in an otherwise insane world. Reach out to them for guidance and support:
As a trained Spiritual Director, I have spent the past 20 years supporting people in finding their way through the tangled web of life….supporting them in identifying and healing unhealed wounds and unacknowledged fears and freeing them from the inner obstacles to enjoying a peaceful and fulfilling life. Learn more about my Spiritual Direction/Counseling services HERE.
Take Action! If there is something you don’t like about our world, DO something about it. If you want more peace, then work for peace. If you see injustices being done, speak or act out against these injustices.
Join the LOVE WARRIOR movement. Become an agent of non-violent social change in a community of people trying to do the same. Learn more and join HERE.
Love and Peace to you!
Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS