The process of internal change happens in the dark. Change is an inside/out job. The past 48 hours have shown me what I need to be working on within myself. Aside from taking a morning walk, I’m going to clean out papers and shred them. I’m going to either throw away old stuff, give it away, or sell stuff on eBay. I am also going to get extra sleep. I’m adding EFT into the mix too. It’s also time to rid myself of old beliefs.
This pandemic is effecting every person on the planet. Even when we get back to business as usual, and we will, it won’t quite be business as usual. It’ll be different with lots of PTSD thrown in. So I’ll be talking about anxiety relief for the next few posts. Let me know what you all are doing during this global shutdown.
Angels come in all shapes and sizes. They are not all celestial beings. Pay close attention to see if there are any earthbound Angels in your life. When you notice those special people, say “thank you!”
So my workplace has closed indefinitely. The governor has ordered all restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and gyms to closed until further notice. This is the right call. I’m taking the day to process my new reality.
Bottom line, I am grateful for what I do have. My kids and myself are safe. We have food and shelter. We are healthy. So I’ll let my Mocha Angels do the talking:
When you get caught up in worry, stress, anxiety, or other negative emotions, you are not focusing on God (or on the good in your life). Think of God (your good) instead of your problems. Choose to be loving, kind, grateful, and compassionate. Focusing on God-like qualities is what clears the path to a bright future.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Please let me know how the coronavirus is affecting you.
You are meant to rise to great heights. Obstacles are in your life, not to destroy you, but to help you to elevate yourself. It is in the depth of despair that you are given the opportunity to meet your highest self.
A friend of mine said the above quote last Sunday. I’ve been thinking about it ever since. February was a most stressful month. In the end, everything worked out, through a mix of hard work, completing all that I had to do, being proactive, and intuition.
I can’t say I was trusting the entire month. It certainly would have been easier had I been.
Is trust the opposite of anxiety? Trust, to me, is the definition of faith. Faith is the evidence of things unseen. You still have to do your part while dealing with a difficult situation, all the while trusting things will work out for the best.
What do you think? Is the opposite of anxiety really trust? Is it faith or love or calm, or something else? All of the above?
If you believe you can accomplish anything, you can. Your fears and doubts are illusions. Don’t buy into them. God did not place talents in your heart only for you to be afraid to use them. You have a special purpose on this planet. Surrender to your life’s calling.
From The Art of Mindful Living by Thich Nhat Hanh. Audiobook links are below.
Breathing is the essence of Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings. The technique in the photo is called “In/Out.” We stop thinking so much when we focus on our breath. We all think too much. Our body is present, but our mind is lost in the past or anxious about the future. The first fourteen minutes of The Art of Mindful Living, Part 1 is about this breath. It’s worth a listen.