As you already know, it’s Valentine’s Day. And if you didn’t know before, you surely do now because of social media reminding you every five minutes, right? Ha. Well, I realize today is not all love and roses for everyone. That’s why I’m here to tell you a story that I think will help.
Valentine’s Day, twelve years ago today, I flew back home from Delhi, India after my epic adventure to try and save my life. Coming back to California was amazing, but also it was also overwhelming and came onslaught of totally new challenges. It was all too much. I had no idea where to start. It was one of the best times of my life, but also the scariest. I think sometimes that’s how it goes, right?
I write in my new book, THIS IS HOW I SAVE MY LIFE (available for pre-order now):
“The remainder of the year after I return is a heady mix of emotions and adjustments. I have no real place in the world. Everything needs to be re-created. I can see so far ahead, and yet not anything at all. Sometimes I revel in the freedom of being able to oat without direction . . . there is nothing to do or be right now. But then the vast emptiness of it becomes luminous and scares me.”
I had no idea what was still yet to come in my continued journey; especially the biggest surprise of my life, which was meeting my beloved wife, Charlotte, on a future trip to India. I am saving that story for you to read in THIS IS HOW I SAVE MY LIFE; but I am going to tell you something very very important now, that Charlotte tells me all the time.
And if you are not feeling all love and roses today, this is going to help you.
LET’S JUST DEAL WITH ONE RIDICULOUS SITUATION AT A TIME, OK?
And it always makes me laugh.
Because sometimes, when you are overwhelmed and confused, and life is staring you in the face, that’s all you can do: deal with one ridiculous situation at a time … and laugh at it!
Right now, in my own life, I’m going through a lot. Changes. Moving. Shifting. And I think I say this to myself a million times a day. It helps, I promise.
If today is tough for you in any way, too, please borrow these wise words of my incredible wife, and just deal with one ridiculous situation at a time. Use whatever tools you have to get through (there are tons on my youtube channel and in my book, How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can, if you need ideas).
I have more coming soon that’s gonna help a whole lot, too. But let’s just start here.
From our house to yours — wishing you ease and grace for any ridiculousness that has landed in your lap!