There is a lot of tension in the air these days. Everyone seems to be making the other person or situation wrong.
What happened to allowing some grace or deciding you want to get along?
Fear seems to be reigning.
As Marcus Aurelius stated, “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
Stop and notice: Your worries. Your conversations. Your Thoughts.
When fear is leading your decisions and thoughts, you are open to manipulation.
Where are you being manipulated?
Where do you need to become grounded and seek right thinking?
What will it take for you to be in charge of the life you desire, not outside factors?
As Tony Robbins shares, “Most people are wired for fear. There is a highway to upset, and a dirt road to happiness.”
You have the choice to choose the dirt road. It’s not always easy, and often you are going against the norm.
Because your thoughts create your reality, it’s important to pay attention to what you are listening to and what you are allowing in your space.
If peace is your desire, then how about shifting the focus from the need to be right to be open to the potential for new solutions? From fear to love?
Find some tools and structures to help guide you, to keep you on the higher road.
Go within, ask for help from God, the Universe.
John-Rogers DDS says, “As you relax your body and focus on your breathing, it’s remarkable how quickly you will come to a peaceful place within. This is the first step in connecting with your spirit, in attuning to yourself to the presence of God.”
As A Course of Miracles says in Lesson 221, “Peace to my mind. Let all my thoughts be still.”
Work on letting fear thoughts go. Think about how they are dragging your life down.
I know it’s easier said than done. But, I also know it’s the path I choose to go.
The tricky part is to decide at each moment, I’d rather have peace than be right or have to prove my point. I’m not always successful at this practice. Just a few nights ago, we were engaged in conversation about the pandemic. The discussion started focusing on the “made up” numbers or the hospitals getting more money if they label someone dead because of Covid-19. I had it. I said, “What difference do those numbers make, if that one person is someone you love and they died?” I went on, “I don’t give a damn how they label or what that hospital gets, my loved one is gone.”
Let’s figure out how we can solve the situation rather than focusing on blaming and spreading fear thoughts.
Tama Kieves wrote, “Words have the potential to impact the world. When words are both true and kind, authentic and real, it creates a ripple effect of healing both inside and out.”
Are your words kind and real?
If not, make a conscious decision to work your way out of fear and manipulation.
Pay attention to what you are filling your mind with, and how it makes you feel. If you are feeling joyful, then you are adding things to your life that are loving and meaningful to you. If you are in a state of anxiety, overwhelm or anger, you are adding more fear to your life.
Allow God to guide you to a better feeling place. It’s all possible by asking and listening to the guidance you receive.
Decide you want to be part of a more loving and peaceful world and make it happen.
Let’s lead the pack.