Do you ever feel like your running for your life, to your life, or to find a life? Running around in circles can feel pretty exhausting! The truth is that even when your not physically running, our powerful minds keep running trying to figure out the best way to keep us safe from whatever we perceive to be hurtful or uncomfortable.
What is fascinating about this is that we do our mental marathons without anyone really noticing because people can't read your mind! Take note the next time you are having a conversation with someone if your mind starts to wonder off somewhere else, especially if the conversation is not about you directly.
Parents- we have to become extra aware and rely on our sixth sense to try and figure out what constant thoughts could be running through our children's minds. If they seem to be positive ones, still check in and listen for the clues! If they are negative ones, stay present and don't disregard them.
Here's a poem I wrote about this subject matter:
There are times that I ran to exercise voluntarily
And other times to ensure that my PE grade was an A primarily
But never did I dream that there was another type of running
A type that was mostly in your mind scorching it with fear, and rather stunning
With the healthy type of running, it filled my lungs with fresh oxygen
And with the mental type of running it filled my heart with pollution
With the running you do on your own, you can choose to speed up go slow or even come to a complete stop
When trying to run from the troubles in your mind you feel that it doesn't matter how fast or slow you go, cause you're still gonna drop
So parents and community take some time to applaud and reward those who perform well at the track meet
But also take extra time to notice if your child or someone else's child appears to be running towards defeat
Wanting only to run and make you proud like a normal son or daughter would
But instead they've come to the end of their options feeling emotionally empty and mis-understood
Listen to what they have to say, hug them tightly, but love them the most
Because they can only hang on for so long before you find yourself in front of their casket and remembering them only as a ghost...
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"