Yesterday, I allowed someone into my bubble of positivity. The bubble I had worked so hard to create. I was feeling peaceful and happy, filling my mind with uplifting thoughts, and it hit me like a brick wall. A teacher graded me harshly on something, and instead of remembering that she wasn’t grading ME harshly, but my work, I let it get to me.
As much as I love to read and write about staying positive and hopeful, I am still human, and sometimes it’s hard to tune the world out and stay centred. It’s easy to lose sight of who we really are and play the victim card when someone bruises our ego, but this is exactly when it’s most important to stay strong.
After a lifetime of the world conditioning you to think that you are your accomplishments, your achievements, your marks in school, it takes time to undo all this and find refuge in the idea that we’re already perfect the way we are. Once you can accept yourself and all your flaws and mistakes, nothing will get to you. Your inner world will always be a positive place for you to turn to when the outside world seems completely set against you.
Keep your bubble strong, but don’t beat yourself up if you let someone burst it once in a while. It’s only a minor setback on your path, and your bubble will always bounce back even stronger no matter what!
When you feel your bubble pop, (trust me, you’ll know if it pops — it’s not a great feeling!) let yourself feel whatever you need to feel, and allow it to pass. Don’t try to repress the emotions, but know that they’re just clouds rolling over the horizon and they’ll roll right back where they came from eventually. And never underestimate the power of a bubble bath, a massage, a manicure, or a meditation to uplift your spirits and raise your vibration even just a little bit.
How do you stay centred when your positivity bubble bursts?