I do a lot of work with women experiencing various types of life transitions, in part because I’ve been through so many myself. It can be a confusing time: What to do? What to think? How to step into the unknown? What to anchor you?
When I get on a coaching call with someone feeling overwhelmed by all the mental chaos, it’s easy to get caught up in the swirl of uncertainly. But I try to resist and instead reframe the conversation by saying, “There’s a lot you don’t know. And, there’s a lot you do know. Let’s take a minute to focus on the latter.”
Right now, I’m feeling my own chaotic swirl. It’s causing me to feel scared about the future – yes, November 3rd. I’m caught in the limbo of sixty-two more days before election day. Yet, when I stop and ask myself what I know for sure, I find my breath.
What do I know for sure?
- The U.S. was built on an ideology of white supremacy, that runs through its core.
- The core of this country’s racism is being exposed for all to see, many who never came close to knowing it or seeing it.
- The truth is the truth.
- Election day is just another day. The struggle won’t be over on November 3rd.
- It’s gonna get ugly, which is the only way through.
- I’m scared and that’s just how it is right now.
- This is not the first time in history when people have had to fight for justice.
- I feel good about the side I’m fighting for, proud of it, committed to it because when I see who’s at my side, I smile.
It’s a good time to look within and anchor yourself with what you know to be true, both about yourself and the world around you. It’s easy to get pulled in by the forces of chaos, but it helps if you put a stake in the ground.
What’s true for you?
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