On Passion and Peace

Compassion is the compass of the heart.

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What is my foremost passion in life right now?

Some of us can instantly answer that question. Others may need some reflection to arrive at an answer. Regardless of which category you may find yourself in, it may be useful to try and define the word…

passion: a strong or barely controlled emotion… a state or outburst of strong emotion

The thesaurus suggests some synonyms as fervor, ardor, enthusiasm, fieriness, zeal, spiritedness and fanaticism. It seems clear that our passion, whatever it may be, has the ability to connect us to a relatively high state of energy, action, and emotion. Passion also has the ability to bring us to the edge of, the tipping point of energetic balance in our lives, and leave us there. It can almost seem like the edge of a precipice on our journey.

Whether we go towards higher plateaus in life or fall off the…

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Returning to Simplicity

Simplify everything for it is easy to complicate anything.

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Whether we are ready or not, the cycles of nature and nature’s rhythms can lead us to re-examine certain aspects of our (increasingly complex) lives. One such change in rhythm is the gradual transition from autumn to winter (at least in the northern hemisphere). The days tend to get shorter and we begin to retreat indoors after having enjoyed the long daylight hours of summer. As the seasons change, the opportunity arises to ask the question – how do we prepare for what is ahead? I have been lately asking the question – how do I reduce the complexity in my daily life and return to more of simplicity?

One place to begin to answer this question is to examine the areas of my life that are unnecessarily complex. How much technology do I really need in my life? I was shopping for a cooking range and my seaarch yielded…

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Is Procrastination my Friend or Enemy?

I am in the process of designing my product in the business course.  I feel tension building up.  I am making every excuse I can find to walk away from it.

Is procrastination setting in? My mind is saying I have done enough and do nothing.

Is it the fear of failure or the fear of success?  Asking my “Why” I am doing this course?

Is procrastination my enemy?   To postpone it for another hour.  Meditate on it.  It is like a turmoil in the soul.  To reach deep within to reveal my passion with purpose.

Do I have the experience to assist others to heal?  It brings me back to my nursing days to have lived a passion as a nurse but then I also died in my profession.

Is procrastination my friend?  Maybe taking a moment to reflect on everything is to take a step back.  Change is like a tango, one step forward and 2 steps back.

Is procrastination a protective mechanism to wait out before to dissolve my experiences for I am reliving some of these moments of exhaustion through burnout.

Either way, perseverance is the key to break through self doubt, fear and procrastination.  Now I understand for my Greatness to come through I will have these unsettled emotions playing out in the field of determination.

It’s this moment to make myself vulnerable to express my authentic self designing the product.  Procrastination plays a role in success.  It is my choice how I perceive it.

Namaste

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BREAKING THE CYCLE OF BURNOUT

Taking a moment to reflect on the burnout period in my nursing days I realize there are 3 phases of burnout based on my theory.

How is it that one moment I can go back to the same position and work after burnout ?

Three months after I can no longer work in this position.  I worked with work related PTSD “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” and chronic pain.

The first phase was acute because I was able to go back to work.

What happens between the acute and the chronic phase of burnout?

This is where the healing phase takes place.  This is a period where reflection and recharge takes place.

During this phase I took six months off and went to Italy to heal.  The healing process is a component of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual restoration.  The exhaustion from burnout is like losing yourself in a void.

When I recuperated in Italy, I was energetic and looked forward to work again.  I feel like I gained my second wind only to realize it was only a temporary stay.

Breaking the cycle of burnout is to remove yourself from the title like a nurse working in the emergency dept.  It is to build a healing team to restore yourself with meditation, therapy, journal writing and exercise.

It is to realign passion with purpose.  Sometimes the passion of nursing is extinguished and replaced with another passion.

It doesn’t mean you will not go through a withdrawal phase because the void is not to know what to do next to move forward in the unknown path.

Breaking the cycle of burnout guided me to believe in my True self.  I made my career and not my career made me the title.

During the healing phase there is an internal struggle for the spiritual crisis for burnout is real.  The healing process takes one day at a time.

Rebuilding from burnout is to believe in your True potential.  It is a stepping stone to your True purpose.

 

 

 

 

Are You at Risk of Mental Exhaustion/Burnout?

Burnout/Exhaustion are real impacts in life.

Psychology, Counselling, Mindfulness | Kingston, Ontario

Are You at Risk of Burnout(4 min read)

We’re all faced with stress from time to time, but did you know that the impact of stress can build up and play an important role in whether or not you become ill – physically and mentally?

In general terms, it is said that the experience of stress arises when demands exceed one’s coping resources. When this happens, the individual normally experiences an overwhelming sense of losing control. If the individual isn’t able to recover some level of control, their resources become further and further depleted until they eventually burn out.

Our psychological resiliency determines how each stressor will impact us to a large degree. In other words, what one person perceives to be stressful isn’t necessarily what someone else might find to be stressful. For example, travelling might be viewed as exciting and invigorating by some, while others might find it to be incredibly stress-inducing. Nevertheless…

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On Stages and Transitions

Transformational change is an emotional rollercoaster.

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At this time of the year, when a change of seasons seems imminent, it is natural to think about transitions in our lives. The notion of transition was brought home to me with great force this week as I found myself stretched thin to support two very close families who were experiencing major transitions of their own. The first was my mentor of twenty five plus years – a father figure of sorts – to whom I found myself saying farewell to. I took along a few of my favorite spiritual books, sat with him, read to him, reminisced a bit about our years, and wished him well on his transition.

The second transition has been more of a roller-coaster ride so far. My ex-neighbor of many years, fighting the battle of his life, who keeps making one remarkable recovery after over the past two weeks. I thought I had…

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Shift to Think Purpose

I can’t sleep.  It is the path of the writer.  I feel like I am on an emotional rollercoaster.  Hurricane Irma brought me back when a tornado hit in our residential area.

It was August 20, 2009 around 6:00 p.m.

The sky was electrifying.  The strong winds wheeled the barbecue against the wall to the garden between two flower pots.  I watched a bird reaching for cover in a taller tree.  I saw a straight bolt of lightning for I knew it was a warning sign to head to the basement.

The electricity went out.  All I heard was the thunder and lightning outside. The powerful winds sounded like a freight train  The aftermath of the storm destroyed homes and the community gathered in these devastated  areas having a barbecue to know they were still here to talk about it.

Community becomes family.  It is the awakening of understanding how vulnerable we become when we experience an event that touches our hearts.

Compassion flows out of all of us.  The comprehension of nature can be beauty one moment and devastation in the next moment.

The awakening is part of the healing process on our spiritual path.  Shift to think purpose is to understand our Being here on planet Earth is to experience our True purpose.

Greatness is our True potential.

To be at service is the highest purpose.  Plant the seed.  Let it flourish.  Let it bloom.  Let it flower.

 

Namaste