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A Simple Way to Lift Your Spirits When You Feel Low

A Simple Way to Lift Your Spirits When You Feel Low

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans,” sang John Lennon. And when something beyond your control pulls you down, or someone hurts you, it is hard not to feel lonely and low.

When those unhappy moments come, it helps to lift yourself out of them … using the power of your mind.

Close your eyes.

Picture yourself settling into a snug, warm chair. Let your back hug the chair, and relax your limbs.

Now slowly, imagine that the chair, securely attached to a crane, is rising up.

As it rises, picture the scenes that unfold before you.

Rise above the roof of your room, let your eyes kiss the tops of trees. Float up and picture soft clouds caressing your face. Rise higher, and greet the pure, clear sky.

Now look down upon the ground below, and see how minuscule things are. Your worries may be nothing more than specks in the grand scheme of things. So many tiny people, tiny homes … each with a story inside them, each with something to laugh and cry about.

Know that you are not alone. And that this, too, shall pass. Above all, know that there is so much more to life than the microcosm we build around ourselves. There is Nature, there is beauty, there is bliss.

Stay in this healing moment awhile, letting the clean, sheer air cleanse out your lungs, refresh your thoughts, lift your heart.

Lower yourself ever so gently back to the earth, and you will feel so much better, I promise. Make yourself a hot cup of tea or coffee, and do what needs to be done. Now that your mind is clear, your decision will also be the right one.

Wishing you happiness!



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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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7:26PM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

Thank you!

5:51AM PDT on Mar 9, 2014


1:25PM PST on Mar 8, 2014

Victim or survivor ... life tests the mettle every day. How will you choose to handle it?

5:00AM PST on Mar 8, 2014


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3:41PM PST on Mar 6, 2014

When Terry V passed away I went through my comments to save all the wonderful You Tube videos she had sent me. I watch them from time to time to have mini vacations.

10:48AM PST on Mar 6, 2014

Yes!!! Loved it..and it says I can have coffee too..perfect!

10:38AM PST on Mar 6, 2014

Thank you Shubhra, for Sharing this!

9:32AM PST on Mar 6, 2014

Just by reading it I felt better. Thank you! Many happiness to you too.:)

6:13AM PST on Mar 6, 2014


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