Finding Stability During Unstable Times

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by Deborah Tyson

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

When surrounded by instability in our outer world such as political unrest, natural disasters, global financial crashes—it is easy to feel negative and uncertain about the future. However, this is exactly the time you need to do down deep inside yourself and tap into your inner strength. This wise, all-knowing part of yourself can transfer your life into one that is fulfilling, peaceful and harmonious.

During my life, I have used my tumultuous, unstable times as alchemy for inner peace, so I could learn to experience inner stability despite what was going on around me. At the time I couldn’t understand why all these challenging things were happening to me, but I now appreciate them for the gift that they were.

Ways to find peace during unstable times include:

  1. Make peace with your past:

    Worrying over and reliving the past can take you away from enjoying the present, feeling stuck and prevent you flowing with life.

  2. Make your mind your friend:

    Your mind takes you away from your peace by creating worry and stress. Becoming aware of your thoughts, belief and attitudes help you to transcend a fearful mind and instead create a life that is loving and stable.

  3. Your reactions are like gold:

    A reaction occurs when someone behaves aggressively (fight) or withdraw (flight) in a pressurised situation rather than responding from their empowered self. However, if you can sit with the uncomfortable feeling that the reaction induces, rather than blaming the other person, you will heal that automatic survival response as you tap into a power greater than the reaction. You need to feel it to heal it. Next time you are in a similar situation, chances are you will not let the external circumstance take you away from your peace.


  4. Let your intuition be your guide:

    Your intuition is like your personal GPS designed to guide you safely through life. It is your inner voice of wisdom that knows exactly what is right for you. However, it is common that we override our intuition and do what we “should” do, often driven by a fearful mind. If we make decisions based on anxiety and stress often, they are not the very best decisions we can make for ourselves. When you calm your mind, you are better equipped to listen to your intuition and create a life that is more flowing and peaceful.

  5. Live your life on purpose:

    It is very hard to be truly happy if you are not expressing your natural talents or taking steps towards this. Sometimes some of the life’s greatest challenges such as being retrenched can be life’s greatest gift as it opens up new doors, allowing you to step into what it is you truly love to do. If you look forward to going to work, you know you are on the right path.

When you face or have faced challenging times sometimes, it is easy to fall into the illusion that something is wrong with you. That you are wrong, damaged or not good enough in some way. These negative feelings are the ego trying to strengthen its grip.

However, if you can remind yourself that despite any hurts you have been through you are always a divine loving individual, you will be able to find that inner peace at the worst of times. When we learn to love, no matter how badly people may have treated us, we step into our true power. Love gives us true strength and stability, and we remain stable and balanced despite what is going on around us.

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