There are many factors that contribute to our impulsive thoughts and reactions. It can be as simple as a single intrusive thought to which we give power. When this happens, some can easily overcome and let go, while others may find it impossible to do so.  

For those who find it impossible, these thoughts can take over your daily life and routine, causing mayhem, chaos and destruction. For those who share these struggles, it’s important to know that an imbalance within the brain is likely the cause; it is not necessarily from outside circumstances. This imbalance impacts cognitive ability and the way the body functions. The smallest of tasks can become mammoth and incomprehensible resulting in irrational behaviors and decisions based in the mind of our own beliefs, fears and limitations.

Wherever you are in life, whatever challenges or obstacles you may face, know it is okay if you are struggling to stay positive. I remind you that you are a work in progress and you are safe to let go of perfection. 

The truth is, there is no such thing as perfection; it is just an idea within the mind. We get to live an imperfect life on this perfect planet that offers everything we need. Peace is our true state. 

Maybe you are reminiscing about the past wishing you had your old life back, missing who you were amid who you have become, and questioning why you are here. You are not alone. If you recognize that you have been falling into some of your old unsupportive habits, and you are doing your best to shift them, don’t give up. That is a great start and worth celebrating.

If your mind is stuck on that one painful path, know that you will overcome it. If you rush through life’s gifted moments finding yourself later in regret, pause, take a breath and know you can overcome it. You, my friend, have something greater within and around you, always supporting you for your highest good. Most of all, if these thoughts and emotions leave you feeling lost, confused and alone, this too is a short-term experience, even though in that moment it might feel like a lifetime.

I have learned through my own personal and professional experiences that many of us focus on things we don’t want versus what we do want. If you are ready to create a life that you want and this message resonates with you, I invite you to live in what you want. Live in integrity for yourself, not for others. If you find yourself spiraling, acknowledge what it is that you are not doing for yourself. Where are you not keeping to your own word? Where are you not setting boundaries? Who are you making more important than yourself? Where can you put action into things that will build realization that you are important, you are valued and you are here for a reason. The answers you seek are all within you. 

Dipika is a crossroads specialist and holistic health and lifestyle coach who empowers her clients to activate a balanced lifestyle of mind, body and soul. She can be reached at [email protected] or

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