March 13, 2007.
"A cyclone drives its powers from a calm center. So does a person."
Norman Vincent Peale
In the topsy-turvy world we live in these days, it's fairly easy to get knocked off center and off course. With life's daily distractions and difficulties constantly overtaxing our tenacity and mental toughness, we can get S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D right to our breaking point; sometimes beyond. No doubt about it, keeping our balance and maintaining our focus is no easy task nowadays.
In order to keep some semblance of sanity amidst the hustle and bustle that surrounds us; we need something positive to latch on to, something that keeps us up when we start feeling down. Something that instills a comforting feeling of peaceful contentment, a sense of well being that helps insulate us from the pervasive pessimism and negativity that confronts us daily.
"You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now."
So where do we turn when our lives are turned upside down? And where do we go when we are surrounded by troubles all around us, with no place to run and nowhere to hide? What do we do when we really don't know what to do?
Maintaining a positive, optimistic attitude in the face of life's trials and tribulations may seem to be virtually impossible. After all, when you're up to your eyeballs in hot water, a positive approach is generally the last thing on your mind. But staying hopeful and upbeat is absolutely the key to keeping your cool, even when the heat is turned up full blast.
"In the midst of movement and chaos keep stillness inside of you."
Instead of directing your attention on those things that have beaten you down, actually adding fuel to the fire, why not cool things off a bit? When things go badly, our natural tendency is to dissipate our energies on what's wrong, not what's right. And that my friends, is the wrong approach. We should take a different tact, assume a totally different attitude. We need to back away from the problem at hand and look within instead.
Deep inside is a secret power waiting to be uncovered and unleashed, a force so strong that it can overcome each and every obstacle you'll ever encounter. It's there; ready to make your life the joyful journey it deserves to be. And what is that something? Well, quite frankly, that depends on you.
"Purpose is what gives life meaning."
Charles H. Parkhurst
The next time things go wrong, you need to focus your energy on something that makes you feel happy, cheerful and content. That's right, instead of worrying about what is wrong out there, zero in on what is right in your world. Concentrate on those things that give you a sense of peace and well being. Not sure where to look? Then ask yourself 'what gives.'
What gives you a comforting feeling of happiness, a heavenly sense of pure bliss that words could never describe? What gives you a tranquil, peaceful contentment within that soothes your soul and eases your strain, relieves your pain? What gives you a profound sense of purpose, a reason for being, doing and living?
Those things that make you feel special, that make your life truly worth living comprise YOUR special something, a special something that is uniquely yours and yours alone. And it's that special something that can bring the sunshine back to your life even in your darkest days. You need to grab that special something and hold it close in your most trying times. The closer, the better.
The Bottom Line: There's not a problem on earth that can ever steal your joy.
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