Owning Pink Bloggers

Take a few moments when you first wake up & express gratitude for the joy in your life.

Today's Prescription For The Soul - Support

Bernie Siegel MD's picture

keep a firm grip

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your life is whirling around you, and you feel dizzy and ready to fall. Now is the time to look for support. Find some firm ground to stand on, and then reach out and ask others to stand beside you to help maintain your balance.

When you were a child and whirled around a post you kept a firm grip on it so that no matter how fast you were going or how many times you circled, you had support and did not fall. Remember that in your life; get a firm grip and then start whirling.

Your support post can be many different things or people. Once it is in place, you will be ready for whatever may throw you off balance. So be sure it is anchored well and that you are firmly supported by the people in your life.

Soulution of the Day

Get a grip and enjoy the merry-go-round of life.

- Bernie


Sheila Bergquist's picture

Thanks Mariel, I really

Thanks Mariel, I really appreciate your comment. I too have faith and it helps a lot. I suffer from severe anxiety and panic and the recent events in my life have kicked it into high gear. When so much time has passed and you feel you will never get over these horrible feelings, it is hard to hang onto the faith that things will be ok. But, I try my best to do that...
I have been through so many ups an downs (just like everyone else) that I am tired. And with no support system, it gets really hard to deal with, but I have to trust that God will see me through it.
Thanks again for your comment. It's people like you, who stop to take the time to try to help, that makes me hang in there. Bless you.

Sheila Bergquist's picture

What if there is no one?

While I think your idea is great, what if you have no one to grab onto? No one who you can turn to for support? I have found myself in this position (because of multiple deaths in my family) and have no one left to turn to. What then? Any advice?

Mariel 's picture

I'm thinking the same thing

Shelia, I'm totally with you there. What happens when there is nothing or no one to anchor yourself to? This has happened to me and overtime I have learned that the whirling and the struggles in life are as impermanent as the people we seek for support. Not all of us have the blessing of a good support system, and in this case I have always found that writing and affirming that all things happen for a reason with God in mind helps me through. I find that my faith in a higher power has been the most permanent in both high times and low times. I hope this helps you in your times of struggle.

Sheila Bergquist's picture

I replied but forgot to hit

I replied but forgot to hit the reply button on your comment, so it went to the top. Just wanted you to know I replied to you :)

When you comment on an Owning Pink blog post, we invite you to be authentic and loving, to say what you feel, to hold sacred space so others feel heard, and to refrain from using hurtful or offensive language. Differing opinions are welcomed, but if you cannot express yourself in a respectful, caring manner, your comments will be deleted by the Owning Pink staff.