6th Sense

7 comments | June 11th, 2012

(story submitted by Elena K, a Chestist)

I remember when I was younger, growing up and still living at home, that I always had this sense that no matter what happened everything would work out for me.  It was like a quiet comfort and security that I'd be fine no mattr what did and din't happen.  Not invincibility, just security.  Even when things weren't good I just knew they would be eventually.

I'm 31 now and realize I've lost that feeling.  Life's worked out well for me so far but I've entered a period of uncertainty and have realized that the sense of well-being that had always been there isn't any more.  I don't know where or how or when I lost it, I'd just like it back.  {end story}

Any advice for Elena on getting her groove back?  Any of you have a similar sense that no matter what happens, everything is going to be just fine?  (we sure hope so.)



  • Eternal Optimist

    Posted on June 11, 2012

    I am not sure what advice to offer you on how to get back this sense you’ve lost without knowing more about why you think it’s gone. So much of life comes down to how we interpret what happens to us and the attitude we bring to those circumstances. Good luck!

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    • FMB

      Posted on June 12, 2012

      So true, EO, so true. Interpretation and the lens with which we consider things can make all the difference ~ for good and ill. Thanks for joining the conversation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on June 11, 2012

    My advice is remember what it felt like and then fake it. The body has muscle and sense memory. If you fake it for a little while maybe you’ll remember how to feel it.

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  • Leigh

    Posted on June 11, 2012

    I so relate to this. I used to think I had so much mental “power” to influence outcome and, like you, that no matter what happened it all happened for a reason and I would be great, great, great.

    For me, this was easy to maintain so long as things went well or so long as the hiccups felt like only hiccups. Then, if you take a few blows to your ego or things get hard for a while you begin to doubt what had always seemed so sure – your self. Believe in your self and it will come back because no matter what happens you’ll find YOU ARE JUST FINE.

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  • Candace

    Posted on June 11, 2012

    There’s no secret recipe in my experience. Doubts come and go and the only way to beat them when they come is to believe in yourself and prove them wrong.

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