In today’s world, people are so busy taking care of their spouses, their kids, their job, and their significant others, that frankly they don’t leave time for themselves. After living this lifestyle for a period of time, they get in a rut, and misplace their "Happy Place."
Ever feel that way yourself?
In the movie “Peter Pan” (I re-watched it recently with my kids) upon returning to Neverland Peter has difficulty remembering how to fly. He is reminded that he must go to his "Happy Place" in order to remember. It was difficult at first. Peter even had a few failed attempts. Then when it became a must, a situation where he had to fly or else, he remembered!
You could tell in his failed attempts that his HEART just wasn’t not in it. He defeated himself before he even tried.
I see something similar with patients all the time, I hear things like, "I haven’t been happy for a long time," "What’s the use, it won’t work anyway," "I have tried everything, nothing works."
Just like with Peter’s failed attempts, when it came down to it none of these people gave 100%. Really, it’s not their fault but it is their responsibility
Allow me to explain.
Everyone has the responsibility to take care of themselves. That’s it. Period.
We may choose to take care of others, but remember that usually comes with a price. The price may be stealing you from your “Happy Place” if you’re not careful.
I know, we must care for our kids and family. But we must also teach them to care for themselves. Teach them to set boundaries so that when they grow up they are independent and responsible individuals with their “Happy Place” intact.
I like the late Jim Rohn’s quote, "I will take care of me for you, and you can take care of you for me." Think of all the extra time you might have if we all lived like this.
I believe that "taking care of me" includes finding my own “Happy Place.” Like Peter, that place is in my heart and I know you will find your own if you give it 100% and look deep enough. You owe it to everyone in your life. Most importantly, you owe it to yourself!
The things I did to rediscover my “Happy Place” were:
1. Finding a quite space where I wasn’t going to be disturbed and meditated and prayed about it.
2. I journaled a lot! I usually wrote about past memories when I was a kid. Whatever was on my mind after my meditation I wrote down. You will be amazed what flows through your pen when you do this.
3. I keep a Gratitude Journal listing what I am grateful for morning and night.
4. I did all this with the expectation that I would FLY AGAIN! and I wasn’t giving up ’till I did!
Tell me below what your Happy Place is like and how it makes you feel!
Dr. David Trybus is certified in Enzyme Therapy, and utilizes many types of nutritional therapies such as homeopathy, herbal, and glandular therapy and essential oil therapy amongst others in the clinic. I utilize state of the art testing to help with the diagnosing process.
At the Alternative Healthcare Center, we care for a wide range of people - those who are in severe pain to those who want to achieve an optimum level of wellness in their life.
You can read his blog at http://www.letstalkgettinghealthy.com/