Being Spiritual On Bad Days
Today for me just felt like one of those days. One of those “ugh” days. The kind of day that makes being a spiritual/religious person difficult. When it’s tough to feel in tune, mindful, and spiritually aware or connected.
The two problems that I had with today were…
- The strong feeling of being spiritually “off.”
- My lack of motivation or ability to reestablish that feeling of being spiritually “on.”
I imagine that given the recent loss of a pet, I was possibly still in mourning and so I needed to allow those lingering feelings to run their course. So to deal with things, I breathed a lot, or rather more noticeably and intentionally than normal and I listened to the I.A.O. meditation from Baphmetis to help me calm down and connect which helped (yes, I really did listen to it). I also made it a point to discuss my “bad day” with a trusting coworker which also helped in getting some of that brutting energy out of my system. Other times, I just kept quiet in order to focus on the task at hand which functioned as a kind of active meditation, making simple tasks into careful points of accomplishment and peace.
We all have bad days whether we’ve recently lost a pet or not and this is okay, but it’s important to not allow them to drag us down. Thankfully, if we are mindful, a bad day can be transformed into a time of rest and utilized as a means to achieve some much-needed emotional, psychological, and personal healing. So instead of giving in, try to use your next bad day as a time of growth because as we all know, any bad day we have is sure to be a long one!
BB / 93