How can you transcend your worries? How can you rise so high above your worries that they seem miniscule, less important, or not important at all? I have some ideas.
Here’s one idea for lightening your load from my book, Think Your Way to Happiness: Strategies for an Enjoyable, Meaningful Life:
When I lived in a log cabin in Ellijay, Georgia, I sometimes hiked up to the top of Walnut Mountain and had ceremonies to free my soul from the heavy weight of negativity. I wore a backpack filled with paper and pen, sweet grass or sage, incense, and anything else that I wanted to include in the ceremony to lift my spirit.
I found just the right spot, sat down on the ground, and thought about what was stressing me. Then, I lit the sweetgrass or sage that and “smudged” myself by guiding the smoke all around my body to cleanse it from negativity. You can buy already bundles sweetgrass or sage or you can grow your own and wrap it with twine. It smells wonderful. The smoke carries your negative thoughts up, up, up until they gone.
Remember the delightful movie, Up, where the man attached a bunch of balloons to his little house and along with a boy who inadvertently was on board, sailed into the air high above his past and toward a different life? I was reminded of this movie recently when my daughter who lives in Albuquerque sent pictures of balloons rising up during the annual Balloon Fiesta, followed by a cute video of the boy from the movie Up sailing away with his balloons.
What do you want to rise above?