“Why did it happen to me?”
“Why do I feel paralyzed?”
“What is this invisible power inside me,
pulling me down?”
“Why do I feel terrified that if I tried to escape,
I would destroy everything that I have?”
“Regardless of what challenge you are facing
right now, know that it has not come to stay.
It has come to pass.
During these times, do what you can
with what you have, and ask for help if needed.
Most importantly, never surrender.
Put things in perspective.
Take care of yourself.
Find ways to replenish your energy,
strengthen your faith and
fortify yourself from the inside out”.
Les Brown (motivational speaker):
There are situations in my life when I feel overwhelmed or trapped.
The real issue is when the feeling being trapped becomes persistent.
My life experience when I felt really desperately trapped was extremely painful as it was connected with my loved mum. Maybe after 10 years living in Bratislava (the Capital of Slovakia) I came to live with my mum again.
I felt she needed some help, she can’t live alone anymore. While living with her I understood very quickly, it’s more than older age. It was very serious, she suffered from Alzheimer’s.
I was a single woman used to solve everything myself. In that case I did not have the knowledge what to do, no job, no time for me, no life partner, later no money. I was losing hope, as I couldn’t manage myself.
Due to all the circumstances, I became really trapped inside my skin.
It took me a time to understand, that I have to claim what I want.
I realized, I had to ask for help.
The blessing was I was able to recognize and acknowledge the real issue.
I reassessed values of my life. I learned about myself and about people around me, to get a new perspective.
I was able to see the blessing in this painful time.
I was able to adapt, to believe in myself again, to get a vision and to reinvent myself.