“No matter what the situation is, no matter how chaotic, no matter how much drama is around you, you can heal by your presence if you just stay within your centre.”
There seems to be drama all over the place at the moment doesn’t there?!
“Be calm like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.”
I think I’m getting quite good at having my ‘calm and collected’ face at the ready, especially in times that are not at all as such. I haven’t worked out whether it is a good or a bad thing yet – people can’t tell if something is upsetting me or stressing me out but at the same time I can appear very together. It reminds me of a Desperate Housewives episode I recently saw, where Bree’s mother taught Bree to always have her ‘face’ on – as it would give her control in situations. Perhaps it makes people’s reactions less genuine though?
“There is no greater burden than bearing an untold story inside you.”
I have seen and, to an extent, felt for myself what can happen to you when there is something that you need to share with someone but you don’t. It can eat you up, stress you out and grate on you. There’s a reason that people say a problem shared is a problem halved. And whether you talk to a friend, your family or a stranger, it will help. And even if you are the person on the other side, doing the listening, it will help too. I hope my friend finds the help they need.
“Stress: the confusion created when one’s mind overrides the body’s basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some jerk who desperately deserves it.”
I came across this today whilst browsing the internet, and it got a laugh out of me. We have all been there…