I was following the thread of an idea in the last few blogs: size matters. Physical size matters of course, but what is the advantage to being emotionally small? And what indeed is emotional smallness?
First let me state that for me emotional smallness comes from a discipline that attempts to create spiritual strength.
Early morning prayer, early morning meditation, early morning exercises in gratitude, are all things that I use to start the day. Spiritual push-ups if you will.
And from these periods of spiritual exercise comes moments of calmness. And that is the result of prayer and meditation. Maybe just a moment, maybe just a small gap of silence, but that can be the foundation to which I will return throughout the day when I find that I am no longer calm.
And these days are filled with events that are certain to ruffle our feathers.
One of the intentions that came from the 21 day discipline is to remain calm at all times…calm at any costs. The ego has to go. Worry starts with this phrase “𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩’𝙨 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙈𝙀??”
It is my sincere hope that my assistant Jeanne Smith reminds me that I intend to write about the nuts and bolts of remaining calm in my next blog.
The nuts and bolts of calmness…