Relaxed breezy calm carefree casual composed
E a s y flexible laid-back unconcerned nonchalant serene
tranquil collected even-tempered free and easy
loose happy-go-lucky! mild n a t u r a l unconstrained
light cool as a cucumber cool-headed unruffled
imperturbable laid back level-headed unemotional still
serene pleased satisfied placid adequate content
soothed happy CLEARheaded sure of myself
self-assured serene harmonious in order reposed
complacent BOLD assertive satisfied certain
hopeful positive secure undaunted VALIANT
organic unapologetic confident
I am shocked at how distant and unfamiliar these words seem to me. I want to feel these words more. A lot more, but I am somehow scared and intimidated by them. If I let them in and stay for too long, its like I am letting my guard down. I wouldn’t be prepared if something were to go wrong. How can I be “ready” for scary eventualities if I am lost in a cloud of fuzzy, feel-good feelings?
What I am trying to understand is that “ready” and “content” can co-exist. And beyond that – I don’t have to be “ready” all the time. I just need to trust that, when something scary arises, I can handle it. I can be comfortable and prepared at the same time.
What are some feelings that you want? Feelings that seem illusive but that you would love to become regular, constants in your life?