I hear them over and over
I say them over and over
I figure if I hear them long enough
Maybe it will sink in
Maybe I can believe it
And once I believe it
Maybe the words
Won’t cut like a machete
Taking pieces of my heart
With every swing
IT’S NOT PERSONAL
But it sure feels personal to me
And as I’m not in a position
To extract myself from the situation
I know I have to find a way to survive
With all my pieces intact
So it’s time for me to say
IT’S NOT PERSONAL
As I put strategies into play
To take care of myself
So here’s a personal power issue: Sometimes you have to turn off your heart and lead with your brain!
I’ll be honest, it is not an easy thing for me to do. I have always been heart centered and made most of my decisions in life with that big ol’ beating, blood pumping heart of mine. If it didn’t feel right in my chest area, I didn’t do it.
It is unfortunate, but there are situations in life that you just can’t walk away from no matter how challenging it may be to your emotional wellbeing. And the real challenge may not be in dealing with the situation as much as it is dealing with yourself because you have to deal with the situation!
So I find my personal power by telling my heart IT IS NOT PERSONAL and that it is okay for it to take a break. Once the heart and feelings are out of the way the brain kicks in and makes decisions based on facts, not emotions.
Look, I’m not saying it’s easy or that I am an expert, heck, I’m barely a beginner. But I do know that allowing myself to be continually crushed by a situation that has to be taken care of doesn’t come close to taking care of myself. And that is progress!
So I stand in my power and lead with my brain. I vow to believe that it’s not personal, but I tuck my heart away in a little puffy cocoon for safety. I do the very best I can do every single day, and last but not least, I understand that I am in it for the long haul because I couldn’t live with myself if I bailed.
Sending you all strength and courage to deal with those tough situations!
Sweet Blessings <3