Last night, I had trouble sleeping, due to the heat and thoughts of yesterday’s interview running through my head. There was nothing I could do about either so I took advantage of the quietness and did some meditation.Those familiar with meditation and deep relaxation techniques know that sometimes , being in that state of relaxed consciousness can really expand your mind and create a tranquil, clear view of problems and thoughts in general.I thought about the many friends I have made through this site, some known to readers through comments but the majority prefer not to comment but make contact with me through emails or MSN.Modern technology has certainly made us all part of a global village, where we are no further away than the click of a mouse!
So many of those women and men who contact me have led or are leading incredible lives,going about their daily business without any fan fare or recognition when the fact is they are all dealing with individual problems that would break your heart. Yet, they carry on, determined to overcome their problems, deal with their own set of issues and make the most of their lives. You are all champions and I feel honoured that you trust me enough to discuss some of those personal and sensitive areas of your lives.
All of us to some extent, wear a mask to the outside world. I know I do and that’s my way of dealing with my own inadequacies and fears. To the world I appear full of confidence and self assurance but the truth is I am always fighting a battle with that negative voice in my head. I know it comes from years of put downs while I grew up and unfortunately they have remained.Parents can and do have such a dramatic impact on their children!
Many of those with whom I correspond have experienced sadness, violence and neglect throughout their lives but they carry on, determined to make a better life for themselves and their families. Thank you. You all inspire me!!!! 🙂