Times of Stress Provide an Opportunity to Strengthen the Muscles of Your Mental Focus
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” — Viktor Frankl
You are the center of your universe. On one side, there is what happens in your external environment. On the other, is what you make of it in your mind. We are finding ourselves amidst a world that is deep in fear. Survival is on the line — not only in the physical sense. Our global community is at the precipice of a paradigm shift in the way we live our daily lives. We are called to go within by mother nature itself. We are called to realize our unity as a human species, to reconsider the way we interact with ourselves and one another.
The way you experience YOUR life in these times springs from your perception of what is going on around you. Shift your perception and you will shift your experience. The situation outside your window may still be the same, but your state of being can be elevated. This is an opportunity to cultivate your mental strength like never before.
Life has not stopped producing abundance. Yet your mind seems to be magnetically drawn to focus on lack and fear. It’s not easy to be proactive and to think like a leader while everyone else is reacting and following the herd. Yet that is where your power and freedom lies. To shift your mental focus away from fear, notice the goodness that is present in life even despite the difficulties. You will be able to bring more relief to others through your own internal state of peace.
Here are 5 things you can be grateful for right now:
- NATURE IS STILL PROVIDING YOUR BASIC NEEDS
The earth is still in its orbit. The sun rose today. It is still is providing light to help plants grow. The birds are still chirping their morning songs. The seeds in the ground that will turn into the wheat that your bread baked from are still sprouting. The orange trees are still blossoming to bring you your orange juice. There are still countless natural springs and mountain streams through which the water that quenches your thirst flows. The world’s forests are still releasing oxygen for you to breathe in. Their trees provide…