Lessons in the Key of Today for Wednesday August 16th, 2017:
This world’s gone crazy and it’s hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway…
-Anyway by Martina McBride
I certainly understand that when the world seems like it’s gone crazy, optimism isn’t always the first choice we think of. Usually panic sets in and we start trying to figure out what to do next and how to minimize the damage.
I wonder… what if you didn’t do that for once? What if you just decided to not get all ruffled and just chopped wood and carried water? In other words, what if you simply and peacefully chose to slow down and do something that just needs getting done? What if you baked a loaf of bread and loved every minute of it? What if, instead of fear, you chose love? Love is choice. Fear is optional.
How does that play out in a practical sense? It means getting clarity on what matters most to you. Write it down. Then focus on what you can do to devote yourself to it. Yes, this means taking time to give it thought and attention. You can’t really do this while multi-tasking.
Going forward, I suggest that the Chicken Little method is the least effective means of accomplishing your goals and dreams. What matters most? Honor it. Then stop believing the sky is falling and put your effort and attention on it.
The sky isn’t falling. Let me say that again… the sky isn’t falling. But even if it did, wouldn’t you want to be doing something bold and loving, rather than something fearful and cowering? Think about it.
Today’s triad: What matters most to you? Contemplation and clarity. Devotion and focus.