As believers often we get so concerned about others that we forget about ourselves. We think if we do then we are being selfish. Over time you start to have problems sleeping (unless your a man over 50 who have another reason for not sleeping). In all seriousness often this problem is caused by what many refer to as a tired soul. You twist and turn for some reason and you can’t figure out why? Many struggles with the concept of a soul in the first place because it is not something you can physically touch. It is something that uniquely yours and you should protect it. So how do you help with that process? The first thing is you need to learn how to say no during your day. Not being able to say no just drains everything out of you. Your soul can take only so much on any given day so you need to protect it. Sure there will be people who won’t be happy when you say no but you have to ask yourself one question?
What’s more important to you making someone else happy or giving your soul some help during your day?
When you stop (and get real quiet) as you watch birds go through their activities it’s fascinating. There in one regard, there is a sense of independence. Because it is a true case of not eating will cause death. Yet there is another more fascinating side to them. Regardless of their struggles they still manage to look out for each other Of course it often is a member of the same species but then again it doesn’t always turn out that way. Isn’t it sad that in so many cases many humans can’t have the same understanding? As the saying goes ” The Good Lord made the word “I” the smallest word in the dictionary for a reason”. Birds seem to understand that but for many humans, it’s a foreign concept.
Before I get into what the 5-second rule of life is I think an explanation is in order. Its concept is pretty simple. Whatever comes up in your life you better going take care of it right then because you have no idea what is going to happen 5 seconds from now. For that matter, you have no idea when your last breath will take place.
Having lived like this for the past 6 years or so, like anything in life there are pros and cons. The biggest pro is when something really serious happens you can have your total focus on that.
The biggest con is that it is such a mental and physical strain you will get to the point that life is not fun Sure you will smile in public and even laugh along the way but inside you are mentally waiting to push the go button again.
Will this change for me? It will at some point because that is life. That change could happen at any second but until then it’s 5 seconds at a time.