Overwhelm means to affect very strongly, to defeat, overthrow, overcome or overpower. So if I go back to the examples I listed above, I’m left with only one question. Really? Why does having a job and a week that allow us to professionally contribute overwhelm us? Why does a season of connection and reflection make us feel defeated? Why does the concept of our children doing school work at home affect us so strongly? Why do we look at life and feel overthrown as if we were nothing but a ship unanchored in a very stormy sea?
I posit that the majority of us don’t feel this way at all. If we peel back what’s behind our overwhelm, we will find it’s nothing more than just your basic whelm. Whelm means to cover. To cover means to protect or to shelter. So you have a life that includes employment, friends, family, in some cases children, and the ability to work and read. Not a bad life, right? We may be busy, but perhaps we are busy with all the right things.
So my friends and colleagues, please enjoy your whelming day. Relax and rest in the knowledge that you are covered!
(Thank you http://www.morguefile.com/archive)