Shit storms is one of my favorite phrases.
I live an amazing life. Truly I do. But I also acknowledge there are many shit storms throughout my day/week.
By acknowledging these shit storms, I am able to own my story and have less pain from my reality. If I believed these situations should not be happening, that would cause me pain and suffering.
My recent shit storms were:
- Owning my voice in a community forum and standing my ground even when the other party tried to silence me through shame and authority
- Receiving an angry email from an AquaMonsters parent
- Being uninvited to an event I was looking forward to
My old way of being would be to argue (inside of my head) that this should not be happening. That only creates more suffering for me.
Instead I remind myself this is a shit storm and this is exactly where I am supposed to be because this is where I am right now. I also remind myself that all storms pass and the sun will shine again. This allows me to remember my current shit storm will not be my forever situation. I will be able to move through it.
Next time you go through a shit storm, stop arguing that it should not be happening. Remind yourself there will be beauty after the storm for you to discover.
P.S. Have you used the Shit Storm Workbook yet? It’s full of exercises and resources that will bolster your resilience for that next shit storm.