Now that we have all taken a deep breath, put some space between our stress, faced the shock of what has come to light, what should we do next? How will we move forward now that the chips lie where they lay? Here is my advice: focus only on what you can control.
This has been a recurring theme in conversations with clients, friends, and in my own head. We all want to control what happens in life, and we are all naïve for thinking that we can. When we try to manipulate, force, push – we give our power away. If there is anything this week has taught me, it is that my free will only goes so far.
Life happens, whether you like it or not. The only thing you can control about it is how you respond to it; this is the definition of authentic power. When you are empowered within, nothing on the outside can harm you. That’s not to say that you won’t stumble with difficulties. But it is to say that your lows won’t be so low. You can survive and thrive.
This quote by Brene Brown continues to come up for me as well: “Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience.” Saturn and Uranus form an angle of ease this week, asking us to get back to the basics. What can we manage? What can we do right now? These funky summer months will eventually calm. We’d be wise to surrender that which is out of our control.
Check your horoscopes to see what’s in store this week ahead, and don’t forget to read for your Ascendant sign too.