In Philly, every time there is a snow event, you’d think the apocalypse is on its way. Even though it snows every single year.
Bread, eggs, milk and water fly off the shelves. Liquor stores are flooded with those who want to numb their time “trapped” indoors. The local news stations go all out, sending their reporters to the ends of the earth, showing us how dangerous it is.
How many people live their lives this way, on the daily?
You worry about all of the scenarios that may occur. Your thoughts, like the newscasters, go places that you have no business going. You have conversations in your head that will never actually occur. You dwell on what-ifs like it’s your job.
I fall into this. A lot. My brain is hard-wired to worry, to see obstacles instead of opportunities. It’s something I learned as a child.
What I know, what I’ve learned, is that it is my responsibility to change these patterns.
This is a daily challenge for me. I wish I could say that I have my thought life under control. I go through phases…I’m good, trusting God, working toward a definitive goal, focused. Then…shit happens…and bam 💥 I’m in a tail spin for a week.
What I’m learning is that the key to being successful is taking life on a day by day basis. Meditate before I get out of bed. Read my daily Bible reading. Prayer. Workout. Journal. These are daily non-negotiables that help alleviate worry.
This morning, I did a meditation to help me listen to my “inner guide.” For me, my inner guide is the Holy Spirit. When I trust His guidance over my logical, ego driven mind, I am always at peace.
Today, as you go about your day, don’t be a weather forecaster. Instead, control the controllable. You can’t control what thoughts enter your mind, but you can control whether or not they set up shop. You can’t control a lot of circumstances, but you can control your reaction to the circumstances.
Let me know your thoughts!