Keep Calm And Carry On
The end result of emotional extremes is extreme emotional dissatisfaction. Perfect happiness lies not at any of the extremities of outer experiences, but at a point of calmness midway between them all. – Paramhansa Yogananda (Stanza 39 of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
It is so easy to become disgruntled, vexed by the loveless actions of others. Inattentive friends. Family members acting like strangers. Co-workers with political agendas. To quote Marvin Gaye; “We are all sensitive people with so much to give.” At times we just feel too much. Pushed to emotional extremes in reaction to perceived shoddy treatment.
Don’t you admire people that are able to remain an unrocked boat in a stormy sea?
Personally speaking, I am most at risk of being rocked and reactive when I am dealing with people that feel they are disadvantaged. Don’t you just love a victim? People with a victim mentality tend to take advantage. They don’t own their power. They take your power and wield it over you by manipulation. Or (my personal favorite) by playing super-victim. You know their siren song. ” You did this, and you did that, and you are the cause of all the drama and unresolved grief in my pitiful life. ” Someday, I’m gonna write a whiny country song inspired by this theme. Unless Reba beats me to it.
The disadvantaged amongst us live in the emotional extremes of darkness and light. When I am” blessed” with the presence of this energy? The flags go up and my heart shuts down. It isn’t a befitting way for a person on a Path of Light to behave. I know.
Look, I’m not striving for perfection. I’m striving to be better-ish. I’m striving to hold on to my peace. Even while someone is trying to steal it away from me.
In order to come from a point of calm response and resist being reactive, we need to be armed for bear, and packed for the hunt. This is when meditation, inspiration and perspiration come in handy. The afterglow effect of meditation open the gates of our intuition. Intuition will always navigate the deep waters.
Staying inspired will keep you from feeling tired.
Perspiration? I hate to sweat. It’s so… sweaty.
But a walk, a swim, a little cha-cha-cha, will lift our serotonin and endorphin levels far better than Prozac ever could. It’s difficult to be reactive when your psychic and physical bodies are in harmony.
All this being said. We need to accept that at times it is going to be a rugged road from drama to daylight. In the meanwhile? Keep calm and carry on.
Sending Love, Light and Oceans of Bliss!