I often envy those that can remain CALM in any situation that is thrown them. How do they do it and not allow others hyper-ness or negativity distill their sense of calm?
For many years my reaction to situations I could not control or the added pressure of life circumstances was to become anxious and tense. Overtime through different human relationships and reading about what meditation can do for your mind, body and soul I began “practicing” it on a daily basis. Once meditation became a habit and I was able to invoke deep breathing practices even with my eyes open while tending to the situation at hand, my inner self has become calmer with a step by step reaction to most situations.
By taking a proactive approach of small steps rather than focusing on the big picture, I’m able to dissect most situations with a sense of calm. For instance, last year when my husband was diagnosed with eye-socket and eyeball cancer I immediately went into research mode. Coupled with patience and calmly listening to the doctors and absorbing what the action plan was to ensure my husband’s health I was much more useful to my husband and daughters rather than becoming an emotional wreck. Not to say I didn’t have my moments.
I am a true believer of meditation and prayer to invoke a sense of calm in one’s life and highly recommend you giving it a chance. After 20 plus days of focusing on a sense of calm, it will become a habit you will cherish.
I’d enjoy hearing what you do to invoke calmness to your daily life. Thanks for visiting!
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
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