I had a friend that was nervous about a new venture they were embarking on. I came up with a mantra to help keep things from being too scary. Don’t be scared! Be prepared. Of course, at the time I had The Lion King going through my mind. However, this is a good practice for everyone. If you are going on a vacation or having a work meeting it doesn’t have to be overbearing or scary just be prepared for the situation. Do research about best things to do on your trip. Or the best way to present your information. It is easy to become overwhelmed but by preparing yourself for all contingences you should be just fine!
Steadfastness is a hard skill to have anywhere. To have the stamina to make it a day is hard enough but to make it through a month of midnights, or a year recovering from an injury, or a lifetime commitment. These things never get easier. However, we must make it through any way we can. So when you are feeling out of breath remember it is more mental then physical to get through. Make your mind strong and you will win any race.
All too often we get caught up in our own little world. We forget the world doesn’t revolve around us. We forget to take a moment and be part of our surroundings. My day in and out is work and home and work. Paying bills and looking for things I want. What time do I take with thoughts on others? Or for that matter what times does others think of others? Do you worry about your pocket or do you leave yourself behind and put others first? Often times, I’ve noticed, when all we think about is ourselves we tend to mes it up. We screw over our friends and family for our own gain. But in the end we never get ahead.
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take you thought for clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Wow, I missed a Sunday Meditation. I am so sorry. I know that many of you follow my Sunday Posts. So this belated post is about taking a moment and organizing your week. I am in the process of moving. I have a lot that my mind is trying to figure out—with or without my consent. My mind takes off and starts thinking about what get packed in what box. This goes here and that there. All that mind work makes me tired and forgetful. I have started a list now. And I work things off the list. This way I don’t get overwhelmed about everything that needs to get done. Make sure to find out what works for you. There is no reason to get overwhelmed. Especially if you plan and prepare. 🙂
So I have been getting a little stressed lately. Trying to plan my life in a very unpredictable world is hard. I may have signed up for some training that all happens in the same few weeks. And its spazing me out. Beyond a bit of OCD having all these things up in the air is really uncomfortable. I realized that I am not in my happy place. I have lost touch of the one thing that keeps me calm. Or more likely, less stressed. This balancing point is different for everyone. You should take stock of what it is for you and when the world gets to spinning you can find a way to be at peace.
As a child my favorite letter was Y. That is also my favorite word; why. I wanted to know how things worked, how people thought, and the reason for everything. I remember getting told by my parents to clean my room or do some chore and I wanted to know the reason behind that request. I wanted to know the interworking of thought that lead to that request. As an adult I respond much better when someone asks me to do something and the give the reason why. While this might be a good trait to have, maturity shows that it should be used sparingly. Sometimes it is better not to ask why and think though the situation. This will help you grow and become a better critical thinker. Also sometimes letting things unfold without knowing every detail is worth the bit of excitement. Your thoughts?
I feel that many time throughout a life you spend long parts just waiting. Waiting for the alarm, waiting for work to end… just waiting. These periods of time can become tedious. It’s hard, these moments of waiting. I find they sneak up on me and then pounce and leave me mired in the mud. These are the moments we need to take the time to enjoy the wait. Enjoy the sunrise. Enjoy the quiet moments. For only too quickly we will be swept away with the speed of life. Keep that in mind when you are feeling low and slow. And encourage others when you notice their slow moments.