Poetry, music, creative writing and a desire to inspire…..Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Life is filled with stressors and they can be laid out like landmines. The question is not knowing if we will react but how we choose to react.
At the workplace, at home, out in the general public, at school, the stressors are all around. They can send us in a tailspin emotionally if triggered. We do our best to maintain our stability but as we know we are all human and as strong as we believe we are, we can be just as vulnerable.
We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.
– David Mamet
Find what helps you best cope with and overcome stress. Prayer, meditation, exercise, music, writing, reading, singing and the countless number of ways to handle stress. Most importantly, pause before you react (if possible) because that small delay might help you from derailing emotionally.
It matters not whether the life is foggy or not as long as your mind’s vision is clear!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Talk about hitting the nail directly on the head! The day to day experiences of life can become so overwhelming at times or they can become so programmed that life can get foggy. Either things get to a point where you can’t see a way out or you become so conditioned to a situation that you are basically living the program.
One of the most important thing in either case is to not lose focus of your vision for what you want to accomplish in your life. I have lived in this intense fog and lived with an intense desperation that would not seem to let up at anytime soon. Each day was filled with stress, concern, worry, etc. I never lost hope and I never stopped praying. Eventually the fog lifted and the days became more brighter. I never lost hope for what I wanted and I never stopped believing the situation would change for the better.
When the fog begins to settles on your life, try to maintain your focus and perspective. The days will feel long and your body, mind and spirit will feel exhausted, but as long as you have unwavering faith, hope and confidence, you will make it through and the fog will be behind you.
The valleys are covered with fog; mountains are covered with fog; everywhere is covered with fog! What to do? Don’t worry, if your mind is not covered with fog, you will find your path! When mind’s vision is clear, you can always see everywhere!
Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. – Chinese Proverb
There will be obstacles
There will be distractions
There will be deterrents
There will be voices
There will be doubts
There will be plenty of reasons for you to stop, to call it quits, to just give up.
Don’t stop, don’t quit, don’t give up.Easier said than done at times.
When the vision is clear, the results will appear. Keep your mindset positive as you work your plan, flourish, and always remember why you started. – Germany Kent
The critics will criticize
Those that envy you will try to damper your enthusiasm
And those that don’t understand will simply try to confuse you
Feelings come and go but the decision to believe is a matter of choice. It’s not based on what you see, it is based on agreement that what you desire, want, hope for, will come to pass. Everyday brings new thoughts to go with what you’ve already been thinking. Try to stay aligned with your goal, we might teeter at times but as long as we don’t fall completely over, we can make it.
Rather blessings, after counting my misfortunes, I realized how the more blessed I am.
– Anthony Liccione
This is truly dependent on your situation and your view:
As hard as things get, I know it could be worse. No shelter, no clothing, no food, no water, no transportation, no communication. There are those who do not have the basic necessities (whatever that may be), there are those who have chronic or terminal illnesses, there are those who have lost all hope.
As bad as my bad days are, as fustrating as some moments are and as dejecting as some experiences are, I know things could be a lot worse.
Shit happens, I get it
Things change, I get it
I’m here, alive and life is still full of possibilities. Counting my blessings….
“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”
– Sydney Harris
“We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.”
– W.H. Auden
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
– Oscar Wilde
“Life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind usto expect the unexpected. I’ve come to understand that these curve balls are the beautiful unfolding of both karma and current.