Kerryn Boogaard Kerryn Boogaard
Beverly Goldsmith Beverly Goldsmith
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Soaring above that ‘down-in-the-dumps’ feeling:

Feeling down-in-the-dumps is not uncommon, but it helps to devise some strategies to get out of the dumps.
By Beverly Goldsmith
Date: May 09 2014
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Four colorful hot air balloons hovered over the Melbourne Cricket Ground. From my 20th floor hotel room, I watched them soar upward and away with effortless ease.

It reminded me how to rise out of gloom when our spirits nose-dive, because feeling 'down-in the-dumps' is something that can happen to any of us. 

But when dejection strikes, it’s time to fire-up your 'thought-burners', experience that mental lift-off which allows your spirits to rise, and mentally soar above despondency. Such action is good for your health.

Here are my tips for helping you to soar.

  • Take on board the thought-soaring fuels of hope and gratitude.
  • Ignite the spark of hope that exists in thinking tohelp you rise above negative feelings.
  • Fire-up hopefulness and be confident, optimistic, and expectant of good.
  • Accelerate your emotional lift-off by allowing gratitude to warm-up your heart and mind.
  • Be grateful for the good times you’ve had, and for those ahead. Gratitude prepares you to receive further good in your life.

The next thing is to believe you can soar.   

American singer R Kelly says in hisGrammy-award winning song “I believe I can fly” that with belief, everyone can soar.  

  • Let your spirits soar with the mental energy of firm belief. 
  • Be confident that “All things are possible to him who believes.”  (This is from the Bible - Mark 9:23)
  • Believe that if others can be happy, then you can too.   

Finally, it’s important to elevate thinking.

One morning, two men went fishing in a rowboat. By afternoon, they were surrounded by thick fog and couldn’t see land. As they drifted out to sea, one man decided to stand up. Instantly – and surprisingly to them from where they had been sitting - his head rose above the low-level fog. From his elevated position he saw the shoreline. They rowed to safety.

What does this tell you?

  • Make the effort to elevate thinking. Don’t stay resigned to negative feelings. Stand up to them. 
  • Let your thought soar effortlessly above the fog of gloomy thinking.  
  • Raise your spirits. Expect to “Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good.” (Science & Health by Mary Baker Eddy)
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Kez says: 2014 05 12

Thanks Beverly
A timely reminder that lifting our thought to a more positive attitude is envigorating and releasing.

Beverly Goldsmith says: 2014 05 14

So glad Kez that you found the ideas helpful. Hope you are enjoying soaring.

Julie says: 2014 05 12

Thank you Beverly.  As a child I mentally soared like a bird wherever and whenever I wanted to.  Maintaining that altitude of thought today puts a smile on my face and gives me wings to get a higher view, where difficulties no longer loom so large and solutions present themselves more readily.

Beverly Goldsmith says: 2014 05 14

What a delightful image of you mentally soaring like a bird. Keep on smiling and soaring.

Jane says: 2014 05 13

Thank you Beverly.  It’s so easy to slide into mental gloom, without realising it; and so good to realise we don’t need to feel that way, when we remember to rise above it with hope and gratitude!

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