When My World Is Upside Down

The Mind Is Strange

I searched the entire cupboard for my costume; where, oh where was it? Does this ever happen to you? Can you see something in your mind’s eye – but just cannot get the edges of the picture to focus and show you where it hides?  The mind is a strange place, beware! Most of it is upside down; it is exhaustive and vulnerable, stubborn as a mule!

Just the other day, I spread jam over my eggs. Why did my mind not jump and scream, and stop my hand? And yesterday, my mind made me forget that I had left the key in the door! And that my coat was turned inside out, and that I was wearing red slippers to work. My life has been turned upside down, I tell you. But there is one thing I know – I was pretty okay till about last week.

“…Maybe I didn’t know myself. Maybe my world is turning upside down and I can’t find my footing.”  Celia Mcmahon

Beauty In Upside Down

Last week, oh my, oh boy, sweet Jesus! That Japanese theatre play: violet, yellow, blue. I clapped, I gasped, I cried! Flowery umbrellas, satin belts, ballerina flats; they danced for hours.  Every music note drugged my mind into the most enchanting trance; the rhythm of the dancers was hypnotizing.

upside downAnd every day since then, I have forgotten my newspaper, my change, my dog. All I can seem to remember is the way the second dancer from the left and the second from the right were mirroring their steps, and … wait, what am I doing? Hey, where is my costume?

How do you respond when your life and world seem to have turned upside down? Share your thoughts or musings with us in the comments below. Sign-up for our daily updates and FREE monthly newsletter and never miss one of our conversations!

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32 thoughts on “When My World Is Upside Down

  1. It is so very important for us to slow down sometimes. We have so much going on that if we are not careful we keep going like the Duracell Bunny. This is not good on so many levels, striking that balance is key

    1. Ms Claudette

      I totally hear you on that Mardene, hence I am reviewing some of what I do. Thanks for your usual insights. 🙂

  2. I go through this a lot! I think I’ve just got too much on my mind all the time!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Slow down lady. 🙂

  3. Such a beautiful post to read! I think we all go through a phase where you feel that everything has turned upside down around you and by my experience, you just need to give some time & patience with positive mindset will bring everything back to normal!

    1. Thanks for your pretty words. The important thing is to move on and never let this feeling to take over your life. enjoy it as long it lasts and then let it go

    2. Ms Claudette

      Amen to that Lisa! 🙂

  4. My life has gone through so many peaks and valleys. I think the only way I’ve coped is to just keep moving forward. Do the next right thing. Thinking about you!

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am sure Asma appreciates your kind thoughts Debbie. Just for the record, she is well. 🙂

  5. Memory is the 1st thing to go! time to set aside “me-time” to breathe and take a break.
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Girl, I am telling you! In a past post, I wrote about my only fear – which is losing my memory. 🙁

  6. I enjoyed your post. When my world turns upside down, I pray 🙂

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thanks for sharing that Shannon – that is a wonderful posture to take at all times. 🙂

  7. Nicole Escat

    Oh, I just got sick from doing too much of work. I should learn to delegate more and pause for a while.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Overworked is not a great feeling at all. Yes, delegating is a tool of great leaders…try to do more Nicole as you are a great one. 🙂

  8. WHat a beautiful and honest post 🙂

    1. Thanks. You are inspirational 🙂

    2. Ms Claudette

      We are glad that you liked it Momina! 🙂

  9. thanks everybody for enlightening comments. I would just say that all these are colors of life. Its fun and perfectly normal to feel “upside down” to enjoy the life “wholesome” way. This is just “another” color in my life that i envy sometimes

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are simply amazing Asma!

  10. Honestly, I have such a wonderful support system, that it actually never feels as though my world is turning upside down.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Well that is wonderful GiGi! Not everyone can say that so you are truly blessed! 🙂

  11. I also feel so uncoordinated sometimes especially when my mind is somewhere else. I remember going through a tough time, losing one of my best friends and during those times I wasn’t on my A game. I would often forget things or do things the wrong way.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, when the mind takes over – and leads the way without any connection to our heart, we definitely are off our A game. Thanks for sharing that Carol. 🙂

  12. Elizabeth O.

    There are days wherein we don’t feel like ourselves and it seems like our brain is not in line with the rest of our body! I normally am like that when I’m stressed and frustrated and I just give myself some time to breathe.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Breathing is a wonderful thing, Elizabeth! 🙂

  13. I am going through the same thing. I know my mind is in 20 directions. Doing to much is the cause.
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Think some call that the monkey mind or something? Yes, we have to slow things down sometimes before making a move. Glad we could lead you to this Cynthia. 🙂

  14. Wow…This made me think a lot about the time I put my fruit loops in the freezer. The mind is strange indeed.

    1. Ms Claudette

      It really is and can be a horrible master. Thanks for stopping by Phil. 🙂

  15. [ Smiles ] I think that you need to slow down and get some rest!

    1. Ms Claudette

      I think that you might have missed the point here Renard. 🙂

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