If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. As soon as you honor the present moment, unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.
– Eckhart Tolle
So, my morning didn’t start out too peacefully. I was forced out of bed and DID NOT appreciate the circumstances. I got mad and everyone around me knew it.
Grumble, grumble, grumble, seethe, seethe, seethe.
I did not like the way I was feeling so I went in search of ways to diffuse the justified (to me) anger.
First step was to do a google search on mindfulness and anger. Came up with this article, which was helpful for me, but I still felt the charge of it.
Still feeling the charge. Hmmm… okay, off to Youtube to see if I could find something there. EFT usually helps discharge the energy of the emotion. First search was on FasterEFT and anger. First one I looked at didn’t really fit well but this one, even though there was no tapping, was interesting to listen to.
Put out the fire of anger or it’ll destroy you
One more search on Eft anger revealed a video by Brad Yates (I LOVE his tapping style!) that helped loosen the hold that anger had on me. I actually started laughing at the absurdity of it all somewhere in the middle. Ahhhh, a much better feeling place. 🙂
Clearing Anger – Tapping with Brad Yates
NOW I can start the day off on the right foot, without all this negative chatter in my brain.
🙂 It’s kind of funny, my Headspace app just popped up this message:
Life is sometimes difficult. We know this for a fact, and yet still we resist thought things when they happen, some how thinking they ‘shouldn’t be’. Why is that?
Just another way to think about all the things that “mess up” our mood. “It is what it is”, is a good mantra to live by, it would seem. So much less stress in that way of thinking.
I’ve come to the conclusion, that I won’t be doing this everyday, but as I remember. 😀 I am always grateful for many things through out the day, and most of them can not be captured on film LOL
Spending time and laughing with my wonderful husband. #356Grateful
In addition to meditation, gratitude has been shown to have many, many positive affects for the person who actively attempts to find gratitude in their daily life. As my goal for 2014 is to be more positively focused and happier overall, I find the 365 Grateful Project so very appealing. 🙂 Care to join me?