One minute can seem like a really long time when we are trying to focus or "endure". When we are faced with situations that are less favorable, there are different choices that we can make.
Each decision will bring with it different outcomes. Many times we may be able to change the situation, sometimes we cannot. The more you want to change the situation the more frustrated and stress-out you get. So what do you do?
Coaches and NLP people talk of reframing and taking a different perspective. Reframing or adopting a different perspective is not an escape route to avoid reality, but a way to master our mind and the voices that are trying to control us. This young Ninja has an insight for us.
– What are the flies bothering you right now?
– How do you maintain the peace and calmness in your heart?
– What actions or behaviors will get you the results you want?
– How can you maintain focus doing what you have set out to do and not let the flies distract you?
Emotion is a powerful thing and having control over our emotions is more important that we realize. Uncontrolled emotions can lead us astray. Try reframing and get into your most powerful and resourceful state. Remember too that what you focus on will expand. So what will you focus your energy on? That which bothers you or the result which you want to create?
Ancient Chinese sages have a saying for us: when the heart is calm and quiet, you will naturally feel "cool" (心靜自然凉). So what is your reality today?
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