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- Once Upon A Time
- 1. The Law of Cause and Effect
- 2. The Law of Creation
- 3. The Law of Humility
- 4. The Law of Growth
- 5. The Law of Responsibility
- 6. The Law of Connection
- 7. The Law of Focus
- 8. The Law of Giving and Hospitality
- 9. The Law of Change
- 10. The Law of Patience and Reward
- 11. The Law of Significance and Inspiration
- 12. The Law of Divine Purpose
- Happily Ever After
Once Upon A Time
There was this person named Kalki, just like you and me, she too was going through some major emotional rollercoasters.
I’m talking anxiety, self-doubt, and that feeling of not being good enough.
These emotions were like stubborn pimples that just wouldn’t disappear, showing up uninvited on her face of life every day.
One evening, after a particularly challenging day at work, she decided to take a different route home. The reason being a minor traffic jam on her usual path.
As she navigated the unfamiliar streets, Kalki noticed a small, independent bookstore nestled in a quiet corner of the neighborhood.
The cozy ambiance of that bookstore seemed inviting, she decides to step inside. While browsing through the shelves, Kalki’s eyes fell upon a book titled:
“The Power Of KARMA For Emotional Balance and Transformation“
She picked up the book and started reading the introduction. It explained the Laws of Karma in simple, relatable terms and how they could be applied to everyday life for emotional healing and personal growth.
She was super intrigued by this idea – finding a map to emotional peace. It was like discovering a hidden treasure.
So, let’s dig into the Emotional Health activities she tried and how they matched up with karma, leading her to that much-needed emotional calm.
Killing The Demon (Emotional Health Activities)
Each law of karma helped Kalki spot a different emotional demon causing her pain.
Now, let us check out how she used simple, relatable emotional health activities to defeat these demons, one by one.
1. The Law of Cause and Effect
Meaning: Your past thoguhts & actions shape your present emotional state.
Problem: Kalki began her journey by diving deep into her past. She realized that her tendency to dwell on past mistakes and negative experiences was the root cause of her anxiety.
Activity: She started a daily journaling practice, meticulously jotting down her thoughts and feelings when these past events resurfaced. For instance, when she recalled a childhood blunder during a school play, she wrote about it in detail, acknowledging the emotions it stirred. Gradually, she found that confronting these memories through writing allowed her to process them and let go of their hold on her.
2. The Law of Creation
Meaning: Your thoughts and actions shape your reality, so focus on positive growth.
Problem: Kalki had always held herself to impossible standards, and her constant pursuit of perfection left her emotionally drained.
Activity: She decided to redefine her career goals. Instead of striving for flawless performance, she focused on personal growth. For example, at work, she set a goal to learn a new skill every month, even if it meant making mistakes along the way. By embracing the learning process, she not only reduced her anxiety but also found joy in her professional development.
3. The Law of Humility
Meaning: Recognize the strength in seeking help and embracing vulnerability.
Problem: Seeking help had never been easy for Kalki. Her reluctance had only exacerbated her emotional struggles.
Activity: She humbly reached out to a therapist, acknowledging that her emotional well-being was a priority. During therapy sessions, she openly discussed her feelings of self-doubt and unworthiness. By sharing her vulnerabilities, she not only gained valuable insights but also built a stronger connection with her therapist, a relationship based on trust and empathy.
4. The Law of Growth
Meaning: Personal development comes from stepping out of your comfort zone.
Problem: Kalki’s past experiences of betrayal had led her to withdraw from social interactions, leaving her feeling isolated and lonely.
Activity: Determined to change, she joined a local book club and a hiking group. Initially, socializing was challenging, but she persevered. As an example, during a hiking trip, she shared her fears of betrayal with a newfound friend. The act of opening up allowed her to forge deeper connections, eventually leading to friendships that filled the void in her life.
5. The Law of Responsibility
Meaning: You are accountable for your emotions and well-being.
Problem: Kalki used to blame others for her problems—whether it was conflicts with friends or career setbacks. She believed external factors were responsible for her challenges.
Activity: With this law she realized that blaming others wasn’t helping her. Kalki decided to take responsibility for her life. For instance, when faced with a work issue, she no longer blamed her colleagues but looked for ways to improve herself, which led to better outcomes.
6. The Law of Connection
Meaning: Sharing and opening up to others can help you heal and grow.
Problem: Kalki’s habit of suppressing her emotions after betrayal or humiliation had resulted in occasional outbursts of rage.
Activity: She joined a support group for individuals who had experienced betrayal. During a session, she shared her story, expressing her anger and sadness. By connecting with others who understood her pain, she not only found a safe space to release her pent-up emotions but also received valuable advice on forgiveness and healing.
7. The Law of Focus
Meaning: Concentrate on positive aspects and achievements to enhance your self-esteem.
Problem: Recurrent thoughts about past mistakes during her career had led to feelings of shame and worthlessness.
Activity: She initiated a daily gratitude practice, where each morning she listed three things she was grateful for. As an example, one morning, she focused on the successful completion of a recent project and the compliments she received from colleagues. Over time, this practice shifted her perspective, reducing her fixation on past errors.
8. The Law of Giving and Hospitality
Meaning: By helping others, you find purpose and enrich your self-worth.
Problem: For years, Kalki had felt worthless and believed she had nothing to offer to the world.
Activity: She began volunteering at a local animal shelter. In this role, she offered her time and love to abandoned animals. For instance, she spent weekends walking and playing with shelter dogs. The joy and gratitude in the eyes of these animals not only gave her a sense of purpose but also rekindled her self-worth.
9. The Law of Change
Meaning: Embrace change as an opportunity for personal transformation.
Problem: Transitioning from a long-term relationship to being single had left Kalki emotionally distressed.
Activity: She embraced this change as an opportunity for personal growth and independence. For example, she started taking solo trips to unfamiliar places, engaging in adventures that challenged her comfort zone. These experiences not only fostered her independence but also helped her discover new passions and strengths within herself.
10. The Law of Patience and Reward
Meaning: Understand that personal growth takes time and effort; reward comes with persistence.
Problem: Impatience and frustration had clouded her healing journey as she sought quick fixes.
Activity: She set realistic expectations for her progress. For instance, she understood that overcoming her deep-seated emotional struggles would take time. Each week, she acknowledged and celebrated small milestones—moments when she successfully managed her anxiety or stayed composed in challenging situations. These acknowledgments became her motivation to persist in her journey.
11. The Law of Significance and Inspiration
Meaning: Find significance by inspiring others and helping them reach their potential.
Problem: Constant feelings of worthlessness had made Kalki question her significance in her professional life.
Activity: She began mentoring younger colleagues, sharing her experiences and insights. As an example, she guided a junior team member through a challenging project, providing valuable advice and emotional support. Witnessing the positive impact she had on others rekindled her own sense of significance and purpose.
12. The Law of Divine Purpose
Meaning: Discover your life’s purpose through self-reflection and use it to guide and support others in their healing journey.
Problem: Feeling disconnected from a higher purpose, Kalki embarked on a quest to find meaning in her life.
Activity: Through meditation and deep self-reflection, she discovered her calling—to help individuals who had experienced betrayal and emotional pain. As an example, she started volunteering as a peer counselor for survivors of betrayal. In these counseling sessions, she shared her story and provided guidance on the path to healing, igniting hope in those she helped.
You might also be interested in my blog on: Sarah’s journey of self-discovery in soft skills
Happily Ever After
As time passed, she felt the weight of her emotional weaknesses slowly lifting. Those stubborn old habits that once held her hostage were no match for her newfound determination.
Kalki’s journey toward emotional well-being serves as an inspiring reminder that transformation is possible for you too.
So, if you’ve ever felt weighed down by emotional struggles, take up a few of the emotional health activities mentioned above or any other activity that you find helpful. Remember that you hold the power to rewrite your story.
It starts with one step, one effort, and one commitment to yourself. Your path to a brighter emotional future begins today.
Also check out: Naisha’s journey of Where Does Negative Self-Talk Come From?