Day 3 - A photo that makes you happy
Idiot or not, I can’t help but grin whenever I see this photo or the movie no matter how angsty I’m feeling at the moment. It just takes away every negative vibe on the body! :) To explain further, here’s a part of my ‘Feel Good’ speech in Eng 4 last sem:
Have you ever felt like nothing you do can just turn out right?
Have you ever felt like you can never achieve what you really wanted to be?
Have you ever been caught in a situation that you felt like you can never escape?
How about the feeling of drowning?
The phrase “all is well” pronounced as “al iz well” in the movie to be exact became a very influential phrase to me. Every time I’m caught in a dire situation and I find time, just before panic takes over, I tap my chest three times and whispered to myself that “All is well” and that everything will be alright, and just like that the fear and nervousness disappear.
What ever happened to the “I can’t do this anymore?” “I’m not suited for this?” Things became a matter of willpower to me. It’s just the same as the famous line “Mind over matter.” For example your professor told you that you needed to revise your whole report that was due the next day? How could you squeeze all the research you’ve done for the past weeks into just one single day? The old me would have given up on that already but then I just have to chant all is well, all is well, all is well repeatedly that at the end of my panic strike I would just realize that indeed everything could be alright if I just start to sort things out and do the research as soon as possible while keeping my composure and focus into whatever I was about to do.
Too bad though, sometimes no matter how effective that technique was, I still tend to get overwhelmed by panic even before my willpower reached its heightened prowess. That has always been a problem. But thinking about it, it was like being caught off guard. It’s like relaxing and then being greeted with something you’re not ready to handle. How about we do it this way, maybe we should make this a habit? A habit at the start of the day: a triple tap on the chest a single whisper of “All is Well” or you can even do the dance routine if you want. I believe it will turn us into someone new. It will make us stronger. It will make us calm and ever so ready with the belief that god never intended to give you a problem that you could never solve.
I always believed that words are magical in their very own way. It can make a person and destroy it as well. It can kill and it can heal. So I don’t believe it when people say: “What can that strings of words do to you? How can you be encouraged with that hypocrital words?” Words are made for something else. It’s made to be sustenance for the human beings.
To summarize, always remember that a single phrase such as “All is well” can help you surpass challenges as naïve as it may sound. It may help you in matters such as building up willpower, character and keeping in focus. It overrides panic and dispels nervousness and fear. If you believe in yourself and say that “All is well” then everything will be fine just as you’ve wanted it to be. Some may say that it’s not that simple, kid but then how can you start resolving something complicated without doing the basics? The simple belief that everything could be fine gives us the unconscious courage and will that will push us through the hard days. So when you say that “All is well,” believe it and it will be.