Life seems to be getting tougher, often in very personal ways. Changes to this old world are probably going to affect every person on the planet in some way, on a deeply personal level.
We all react differently to tragedy. We don’t know how we’ll react until the time comes.
In those critical first moments, force your Self to breathe deep and relax. It will make all the difference in how you relate to your new situation.
The time comes when you have to pull your Self back to the reality of your new Now Moment. After the initial reaction subsides and the first wave of shock starts to set in, here’s one way to get a hold of your Self.
- Force your Self to breathe deep and relax. It’s not hard, just do it, even if you really don’t want to.
- Focus on each breath, all the way in, all the way out, steady, then slow it down.
- Focus on relaxing all of your muscles while continuing to breathe methodically, purposefully.
When your muscles are relaxed, focus on these three questions:
- What is the new situation I’m in?
- What is my immediate goal?
- What action do I have to take next, that will lead me to that goal?
When you feel angry about your life being changed for the worse, beyond your control, transmute that passionate energy into realizing what you’ve got and working with that, wisely and efficiently.
When we’re hit with tragic surprises, it is critical that we maintain our Selves. We must maintain who we are, mentally and emotionally.
- Become aware of your new situation.
- Harden your Self to your new circumstances.
- Take that first action toward your next immediate goal.
Now don’t forget to Love. Give thanks for all your Blessings. This will complete the emotional cycle.