Sunday, March 26, 2017

Resilient Living

"Make yourself so happy so that when others look at you they become happy too." -Yogi Bhajan

Here are three ideas to try for daily harmony:

Life requires acceptance and balance. We can feel bombarded by negativity while standing at the grocery store's check out line. Rows of magazines shriek at us with headlines of absurdity and sensationalism. Use your creativity to turn those headlines into the positive ones. Then, let someone with fewer items go ahead of you and share your smile.

Discover a life based on Gratitude for each moment and revel in your individual gifts. Find balance and energy with daily walks in nature. Focus on mind-body-spirit and breath. 

Slip into the self and benefit from all the sensations. Even the negative feelings will turn into teachers.

While driving, avoid anxiety when other drivers tailgate or inconvenience you. How do they drive with their knees while chugging coffee in one hand, cell phone in the other? At the next Stop, begin a Laughter Exercise. 

Start with HO HO HO. Add HEE HEE HEE. 
Move into a wilder HA HA HA. Repeat adding a tune. Roll the windows down. 
You will infect some cranky person in the car next to you or attract someone walking with his head down.

It wastes energy to feel anger or frustration. When you feel a "tremor of terrible" creeping up your body, acknowledge it! Then wave it away. Laugh and use that talent more often. 

Celebrate resilient living from the inside out.

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