You may not believe it, but you hold your own transformation in your own hands. You can turn darkness into light, turn any issue you have into an asset, convert suffering into wisdom and along the way shine the light for others. You are the ultimate alchemist.
Mindfulness and creativity are the two keys to unlocking yourself from your own pain and transforming it into something valuable. When you stand back and get some distance from ‘the story of your life’ and you can then look at it differently and learn from it. Now this is when then magic starts to happen.
Let’s take depression as an example where you have good days and really down days where there’s no light at the end of the tunnel and not a scrap of hope to even mildly lift you up. Take note of how you’re feeling, so that when you have a slightly better day you can write about the experience. Just start off with keeping a journal and then you might choose to start a blog where you share your experiences with others and help them understand they’re not alone….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Josh is the creator of Frog and The Well, an inspiring look at life and the basis for a series of quirky uplifting cartoon books.
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