Remaining Calm During the Storm

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  1. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Remaining Calm During the Storm

    There are times when everything runs according to plan. The
    kids make good grades, the bills are paid on time and your
    family is healthy and happy.

    Anyone can choose peace when everything is going according
    to plan.

    Choosing peace when all hell is breaking loose around you is
    where you learn who you really are. When the trials and
    tribulations of life break down your front door, choose to
    remain calm.

    "But, Mark, how can I be peaceful when my family member is
    ill, or my company is having layoffs and I don't know what's
    going to happen tomorrow?"

    In situations like these you always make a choice, whether
    you realize it or not. You either choose to worry about
    situations you have no control over. Or you choose peace and
    hand over those situations to your Higher Power. Either way,
    the outcome of the situations is not up to you. But how you
    deal with it is.

    Action Step:

    I'd like to offer an exercise to complete in the week ahead:

    I want you to recall past negative and traumatic situations
    you have experienced. Maybe you were refused a loan from the
    bank, audited by the IRS, or a family member had a health
    problem.

    In a journal or notebook, write down each situation, leaving
    10 or so lines between each one.

    Now, for each situation ask yourself these questions:

    1. Is this a situation I had any control over?

    2. Did I worry about this situation?

    3. Did my worrying change the outcome of the situation for
    the better?

    4. Did my worrying give me control over the outcome of the
    situation?

    5. Would the outcome of the situation have happened whether
    I worried or not?

    (Sometimes you need to see things in writing to accept
    them.)

    No matter how you have dwelt on things in the past, the
    outcome of situations was not determined by your worrying.

    Now, think about what would have happened if you chose inner
    peace. Chances are the situations would not have been
    affected. But you would have felt -- emotionally,
    spiritually, mentally and physically -- more at ease, making
    it easier to deal with the situation, no matter what the
    outcome.

    When you have a choice -- and you always do -- choose to
    feel peace within yourself.

    You will become as small as your controlling desire, or as
    great as your dominant aspiration.

    - Mark Victor Hansen
     
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  2. Bhugan

    Bhugan New IL'ite

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    thank u cheer

    Dear Cheer
    Thanks a pie for that msg and i felt it actually meant for me only. This reading has given courage to take up challenges instead sulking about them.
    luv
    bhugan
     
  3. sudhavnarasimhan

    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Hi,
    3 Cheers for posting such a lovely mssg....thanks a ton for sharing! Keep it coming!
     
  4. meenu

    meenu Bronze IL'ite

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    VERy apt for the present day

    Dear cheer,
    The forward is amazingly helpful and true. do keep sending more interesting things. i loved this one very much.
    Regards
    Meenu
     

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