Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wellness Wednesday: Self-Pity or Gratitude?

14 comments:

Rick Hamrick said...

Dang, Olivia! You should have at least sought my permission before doing that absolutely dead-on impression of me during that whiny "poor me!" part of this vlog.

Seriously, you so reminded me of me!

What I love about this one is that, just as you demonstrate in the literal sense, life's challenges are so often met by simply continuing to put one foot in front of the other, again and again.

Honestly, it makes it much harder to whine and complain when you are busy moving forward. It is only in stasis that our whiny selves are served. I'm with you: it may hurt a bit to move, but moving beats whining every time.

Thanks, O!

Kate said...

Olivia,

WOW what a journey you took on that video....I would have said a ton of things to help the beginning you but it looks like you did it all on your own. Today I found p 164-167 in The New Earth to be invaluable.

Kate

Kate I said...

So much of our lives seem to be the old "two steps forward and one step back"...but you definately came out a step ahead on that walk Olivia! I'm so impressed with your perserverance and courage.

dancing kitchen said...

Bravo!

Journey Through Life said...

Wow, Olivia, I am floored by this post. You are incredible. There was so much there that you were able to move beyond, so much between the lines, so much courage and wisdom, an incredible turnaround and strength within yourself. You are inspiring.
Much love,
Annie
xxx

Olivia said...

Hey, thanks, Rick :) I had fun doing that yesterday. It was a day spent in pain AND it was a great day, too. Who says we have to stay whiny and miserable? Really, reading my blogger friend's post about Parkinson's really knocked some sense into me. We can listen to the ego or just move on...today as well. Many blessings on your day, Love, O

Olivia said...

You're absolutely right, Kate. I read A New Earth and yes, I am learning to be with my pain-body. I feel much happier this way than whiny. This is a new thing, and I like it! Peace, love, joy, O

Olivia said...

Thank you, Kate I. I appreciate your kind words which encourage me. Blessings and love, O

Olivia said...

Thank you, too, dancing kitchen! :) xxoo, O

Olivia said...

Thanks, Annie...for your words of affirmation and encouragement! I have been thinking about you...I'll leave my mike on tonight and maybe we can chat :) Love, O

Carmen said...

You know I saw this earlier, right???
I LOVE YOU!
and that's it!!!
You rock!!!
Thank YOU!!!

Olivia said...

Carmen, I'm just probably learning the same lessons over and over and over again :) xxoo, O

Maureen said...

you are amazing, Olivia! thank you thank you for this wonderful videolog. I love it 0-- made a comment on your youtube and subscribed. I shall be reading. What a good lesson -- everything you said here about self pity, gratitude, perserverance, balance ... these are all issues I pay attention to in my own life. I too struggle with depression and it's good to see how you have been dealing with it in such a balanced, healthy way. Namaste :}

Olivia said...

Thank you, Maureen! I'm so glad your experience resonated with mine and that it touched you. It will be fun getting to know each other. I'm subscribing to your blog, too :)
Namaste, O