Stay Calm during the Storm
There isn’t anyone that can control the events or the people that surround them. The only thing that you can control is yourself. You can choose to remain calm in very stressful situations and in the storms that arise in your life. You can choose to remove yourself from unhealthy environments if you have to. You can choose inner peace at all times no matter what or how stressful the situation may be.
Creating peace in your life is an internal decision.
Isn’t it great when you have times that everything runs according to plan? The bills are paid on time, you and your family are healthy and happy, kids are getting good grades in school etc.
Anyone can choose peace when everything is going according to plan. Choosing peace when all hell is literally breaking loose around you is where you need to learn who you really are. There will be times when trials and tribulations are breaking down your front door. This is the time to choose to remain call.
I know what you’re probably thinking. How can I remain calm and peaceful in my family member is ill, or the company I work for is having layoffs and I’m not sure if I will have a job tomorrow?
When these types of situations come up you will always have a choice whether you realize it or not. You can either choose to worry about those situations that you have no control over or you can choose to have peace and hand over those situations to your higher power. In either case, the outcome of those situations is usually not up to you.
How do you deal with those situations is up to you however.
THIS WEEK'S ACTION STEP
Here is this week’s personal exercise:
I would like you to remember past negative or traumatic situations that you have experienced in your life. It could be you or a family member had a serious health problem or maybe a bank refused you alone or maybe you even got audited by the IRS.
Take out your journal or notebook and write down each situation leaving 10 or so lines between each one.
For each situation that you wrote down ask yourself these questions:
Did I have any control over the situation?
Did this situation cause me worry?
If I did worry did it change the outcome of the situation for the better?
Did worrying give me any control over the outcome of the situation?
With the result of the outcome of the situation have happened whether I worried about it or not?
Sometimes it is just better to see things in writing to accept them. Usually, no matter how you have dealt with these types of situations in the past, the outcome of those situations was usually not determined by your worrying about them.
Consider what would’ve happened if you would’ve chosen inner peace and remain calm. The odds are that the situations would not have been affected one way or the other.
If you would’ve chosen peace and calm you would’ve felt, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and more physically at ease which would make it easier to deal with the situation no matter what the outcome is.
When you have a choice— and you always do— choose to feel inner peace within yourself and remain calm. You will become as small as your controlling desire or is great as your dominant aspiration.
Remember, Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself. It is time to create the best life possible!
Until next week