How much abuse can you take? I mean constand day in and day out abuse. The thing is that I’m referring to 3 types of abuse. Physical abuse. Mental abuse. Spiritual abuse. It seems that lately everyone I know is at the end of their rope. They’ve had enough of everything and everyone. Work, home, family. It all seems to be wearing on us. Not to mention the pandemic, the economy and state of the country and the world.
We get up everyday and do things that seem so routine. Things that may come with a monetary reward but are not rewarding to our souls. Then we have to work with people who don’t respect us, themselves or the craft. On top of that you have to serve people who view you as less than zero. They think that because you’re on the other side of that counter, you don’t matter and you should be happy to be allowed to serve them. At end of the day it’s all about value. How much people value you and most importantly, how much you value yourself.
The body is equip to handle a lot of abuse. The problem is repetition. Everyday you abuse your body. Between not getting enough sleep and being on your feet all day. Not to mention heavy lifting, mal nutrition, dehydration and stress. It’s no wonder haven’t slumped over already. Why do we do it? Why do we endure this constant abuse? Family, bills to pay. Pride. It’s all we know.
At the same time that are bodies are deteriorating so is our mental health. To think that you do so much everyday to make ends meet, but it will never be enough. Knowing no matter how hard you work, your bosses will never truly appreciate or reward your hard work. Then you go home. You can’t afford to do anything fun. You can’t afford to take a vacation or go to concerts. You’re family secretly resents you but would rather ignore you than show you support or appreciation.
Then there is the soul. Your spirit, your essence. Who you truly are. The third part of you which receives the least nourishment,. You don’t make time to nurture your soul because you’re too busy trying to keep a job you hate and pleasing people who don’t care about any or your 3 parts. How do you nourish your soul? First you have to forget about everything and everyone that is bringing you down. Then you have figure out what makes you truly happy. What ever it is, do more of that. Even if it’s only a few hours a week. The goal is to do more an more things that make your soul happy to the point that you’re doing that for your entire day.
Imagine if you put the energy you do into doing things that harm you physically, mentally and spiritually into do do things that actually heal you physically, mentally and spiritually? Imagine if you put yourself first and catered your life around the ideal that no body will be happy unless you are fulfilled. It’s time we take our power back. Take it back from your dead end job. Back from your one sided relationships and most importantly take it back the idea that you owe the world anything. You are the world, you owe yourself everything.
I know the idea of change is daunting. Self doubt also comes into play. I’m too old. It’s too late. It’s never too late. You are a badass. You work your hump off everyday for someone else to drive a nice car and own a big house. Put the same effort into your wants and needs. Nothing will change until you change it. The world has changed over the last year and a half. Hundreds of thousands of people died. The world will never be the same. You can never be the same. You have to change in order to survive. You are a survivor. If you’re reading this you survived a global pandemic. There is nothing you can’t do. You just have to believe in yourself and do everything you can to make your life and subsequently the lives of your loved ones better. Make it happen. I know you can.