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What is Possi-Ability? A Closer Look

I’m a little long-winded today, but I have a lot on my mind. It’s like spring inside me. (We live in Washington). I am happy to explore the best of me after living with a poor rendition. Message here is: NEVER GIVE UP!

What is possi-ability? Ability to see and allow possibilities in Love and Life

I have discovered the skill of seeing and allowing possibilities, even in midst of pain, fear, irritation and all that goes with the unexpected adversity.

What happened that led you to opening up to possibilities? you ask.

Three months ago I fell and shattered my left arm (ulna, radius, humerus and elbow ) … resulting in a surgically placed 108 mm Ulna Plate, a prosthetic elbow, Radial Stem and lots of screws.

I tripped on a stair above the first landing the night before Easter. I got up like a scared rabbit and hurried down the second section to a chair in the front room. I was thinking about my hurt knees and holding my left arm close to my chest. When it moved it felt like a can of pickup sticks rolling around. But I didn’t have courage to phone 911 until morning. …Easter morning!

My left arm, hand and fingers were of no use to me my body ached in solidarity. My mind shut down. I held little hope for a positive future In other words, I was in shock .

But life kept urging me on. Spring went on without me, yet still beckoned me toward my assured self. Most every day my confidence grew. I chose to look for the brighter side of my situation, no matter how loud my inner trolls shouted worthless fears.

My point, (please stay with me), is this: there are unlimited possibilities offered us, at every moment. We only have to choose. …. and, more and more, I chose possibilities that pleased me.

Today, I am typing with both hands, thanks to my family, a compassionate ER team on Easter morning, an amazing surgeon team and a coaching, happy and professional physical therapist team, I am well on my way to returning better than ever.

I also know I have honed a great skill: Possi-Ability!

What’s important to me is sharing how this event brought me closer to my best self….My big-picture self. I want to share how I allowed possibilities into my life, and yet, chose to reject other ideas.

Possibilities and the Ability to Accept

Why this essay?

I hear so many people crying out how terrible this life, earth, world, ……. is and, it may be true. But we do have choices to enjoy ourselves. Unlimited possibilities mean that we may choose a person, an activity, or speak and laugh differently from others. My ah-ha moment means I can choose whatever possibility which is presented to me and follow it until I change my mind.

I believe I have a navigational system to let me know when I am fragmented. Looking for the fun, happy, kind, loving side of things is where wholeness, health, wealth, dreams, inclusivity, and Mother Nature, and my best self lives live.

We can encourage Possi-Ability! You don’t need a broken bone to take advantage of this skill. Everyone can partake! Here’s how?

  1. Choose to listen to your emotions. When they are sending thoughts of anger, sadness, irritation, jealousy, self-doubt, pessimism, fear, revenge, superiority, futility …
    1. WAKE UP! Your TRUE, BEST SELF is with you and is sending a message to reflect your current thinking.
    2. Maybe you are confused when you are angry or any of the negative hot, uncontrollable emotions (just like my arm send out pain when broken) Best thing you can do is stop! Stop thinking the thoughts behind the emotions. Sit quietly, take a nap, go for a walk and focus on nature, listen to music, watch a movie..but STOP the negative thoughts.
    1. Your best self has a higher vision of life and your small, limited view feels small. At the same time, you sense there is another way of seeing the moment. Your emotion is louder, feels more painful, the smaller your outlook is. Your emotion is a message you are not in sync, and the strength of the emotion is how far away you’ve gone this time.
    2. Then as you relax, allow the possibilities present themselves.

Just as there are what human’s regard and label as terrible things, there are unlimited possibilities to delight and refresh not only the world you live in but the world you have not even imagined yet!

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Finding the Road to Sanity Again and Again

You want peace. You want happiness. I do too. Because life changes for me every day, I want to explore and examine what I have created to this moment. Has it allowed me happiness?

Not only do things around me change. I change also. And, most important to me, … my emotions change like a weather station.

My point is this: my emotions detect, measure and publish the effect of my thinking to the core of my being, the best version of myself.

When my thoughts are running tapes about a past misunderstanding or a perceived threat in the future, my emotions send out the report. The further away I am from my best self, the louder and stormier my emotions are.

Emotions are my gauge to mental wellness The more I pay attention to my emotions, the more I can affect changes by changing my thoughts (the weather patterns).

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There are times when I ride on bursts of frustration, disappointment, confusion, and so on. It seems to just rush out of me without foresight. These emotional outbursts don’t seem mentally healthy to me and to those who have to hear me.

And when this isn’t really understood just endured, it can recur on a regular basis.

But I don’t lose hope. With consistent practice over a lifetime, I can create more enjoyable living even in the face of difficult situations.

When I give thoughts that do not serve me — thoughts that make me feel inferior, separate from others and even from my best self—I am alerted to the situation by my emotions.

I am able to eventually stop and examine the thoughts that may have set off the alarm. I eventually find these thoughts to be unhelpful. i realize emotions triggered my attention so I can make a change if I choose to. As I realign to my best self, I immediately feel better.

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I can rise out of any situation and enjoy this life.

This exercise, practiced over a lifetime, definitely has helped me.

I think you may find it surprising. Pay attention to the times you feel good versus the times you feel unhappy. Check your emotional weather station frequently during the day and adjust your thought focus, accordingly.

A simple but powerful trick:

  1. Check your emotional weather station when you first wake up!
  2. If you are feeling reasonably content, pleasantly satisfied, then stay with the good feelings as long as you can.
  3. When the emotional gauge drops or rises, its time to prepare for the storm!
  4. Stop what you are doing. Really, drop whatever you are doing. Go no further!
  5. Go for a walk, make a cup of tea, play with your pet, sit in the sun … whatever are your favorite things …until you are enjoying your thoughts. Don’t be afraid to let go of the troubling thoughts. Let go, let go, let go. Play, play, play … go to places where worry cannot go!

When you return to oppressive feelings, and you will, simply go back to #4 and 5. As you discover a lighter release of situational concerns, try to stay as long as possible in this new, happy moment. But when it cools, —or heats up to perhaps resentment, jealously, find another favorite thing to do, quickly.

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You can uncover each unhappy feeling. As you practice, you will detect the thinking that was detrimental to happiness.

As this realization becomes stronger, you will allow your best self to shine with the ease, like a sunny day. You may find you are not so loyal to dramatic expression. You may find you are creating new, more comfortably-aligned thoughts with your best self. In other words, your thoughts and the thoughts of your best self are closely united, allowing all the good things into your life without needing to defend against imagined enemies.


This method has been my friend and continually puts me back on the road to sanity. I hope it helps you.

Note: If you are having difficulty with your life, please share your struggles with a friend or family member. Perhaps seek out professional help. Shed light on your sorrow We all are on this life-journey together. How we share with others brings expanded meaning for many others. Our truth will make us free.


Oh yes. You can do it!

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