Do you ever feel like the grass is greener on the other side?
Ever feel like you can't say no to things encase you miss out on something amazing?
Tired of looking at other people's lives and feeling like yours is lacking?
This common mind game is affectionately known as MOS (Missing Out Syndrome).
It is the natural response when envy and insecurity hang out together! They create a dizzying cocktail of anxiety and restlessness.
A heavy case of MOS can have you racing around like a whirlwind in search of more. It can leave you exhausted, pressured, stressed, overwhelmed and chasing your tail.
When MOS is in da house you are always in a state of lack, no good, not enough and feelin like second rate goods.
MOS used to visit me regularly. Yep... me, insecurity and envy were good buddies. We would hang out all the time. The friendship inside my head would go like this...
"Morning Courtney, I've just come to tell you that so-and-so has a better life than you, they have all these things that you don't, thing-a-mi-bob is wiser than you, they've got their shit together and you don't, what's-her-name is having much more fun than you, she is smiling and laughing in all her photos, she has much more joy than you! You are missing out sister!"
I used to reply, "Wow MOS you're right, I better go and get all of those things too!"
So off I would go racing around, jumping through hoops, trying harder, striving for more, bending over backwards, sticking my neck out (sorry can't think of anymore cliches, ha!) It was exhausting and a never ending merry-go-round. I was dizzy, dazed and confused!
THEN when I learnt to meditate I learned to see through the game. I looked at MOS in the face and said... "who are you?" MOS took off it's superhero cloak and underneath was sad little insecurity and whiney little envy! They confessed that they had me running all over the place because I wasn't enough.
ALAS when I could see through MOS it didn't come to visit as often. When it does come to visit even today, I give it a hug instead of succumb to it's exhausting demands. Now I am free to follow my instincts flow rather than my minds circus of commands. Phew!
You are enough.
You are NOT missing out on anything.
Everything you need is within you.
So sit back.
Close your eyes for a moment (after you read this, hehe)
Exhale and trust that you have everything that you need.
Everything of true value and worth is the very essence of who you are.
Yes YOU.. you rock!
I'm happy to show you how wiz bang super dooper amazing you are! The Wellness Adventure guides you to discover your amazingness within! Click HERE.
Begin now and tell me in the comments below one thing that is awesome in your life right now! I'll start. AND forward this to a friend who deserves to hear they are amazing too!
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