Life is a series of highs and Lows.
Be grateful for the highs and be graceful in the lows,
Knowing that inner peace is possible.
We all experience stress as we go through life, and our experience of stress varies. Take a moment to consider these examples and how you react to each of them:
– Bungie jumping
– Giving a presentation
– Losing your smart phone
– Rappelling down a mountain
– Looking after a newborn baby
– Driving a formula one Ferrari
– Teaching a yoga class
– Being without internet for a week
Something that feels highly stressful to one person, may be an adventure to an other. Our thinking varies about each experience. (Okay – maybe not losing your smartphone)
All experience of stress is a result of thought.
The good news is that we have the ability to change our thinking. Our thoughts are not the truth. We can shift our perspective, and prevent potential stress by re-framing our thinking.
However, we can’t do that as long as we keep moving so fast, getting distracted and triggered by external events and people. We must learn to slow down.
When we know in our hearts that its possible to feel peace, despite what we are experiencing, we have hope.
We slow down and find our middle ground … again and again.