I love the term “breakdown.” It ignites in me images of freedom—doors bursting open, walls coming down, old structures being dismantled and cleared. Yes, there is rubble in this process. But with the rubble comes space for something new. In an emotional breakdown, the rubble is composed of failed expectations, faulty assumptions and false conclusions. When falsehoods are indulged and left to grow in strength they begin to block our inner light. If we don’t see this process happening and make a course correction darkness rolls in. We are left disconnected from ourselves. This is the loneliest, darkest place to be. But like in a super hero movie, the life inside of us that is born to thrive gathers the strength to save us. The battle cry is “by any means necessary.” This may look like a breakdown. But what if a breakdown is really positioning us for a breakthrough? What if underneath the breakdown is the breakthrough – the course correction - our life needs?
Next time you’re in an emotional crisis, don’t focus on the pain. Get curious about the breakthrough behind it. Ask yourself what you need to see or do that you have been avoiding? Then take a deep breath and do it. Because, you are born to THRIVE!
Read The Little Book of BIG LIES for more tips on how to successfully deal with breakdown.