My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Sometimes it’s good to take a few moments, breathe consciously and be aware of what we’re feeling, thinking and doing. Then we can choose instead of continuing on automatic. Get off the time machine.
Getting the picture, rather than agreeing or disagreeing, liking or not liking. Then, uninfluenced by fears, responding consciously rather than reacting.
We need our past experience for the learning it offers; we don’t need it to cling on to regrets or blame, that changes nothing. We need our future to make plans; we don’t need it to worry about what might happen, that changes nothing. Like an artist creating a painting, we put our life together in the present moment.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
When you are experiencing stress you lose your sense of context (circumstances and setting), proportion (the relationship of one “thing” to another), and scale (the relative size of one “thing” compared to another). The more exaggerated or out of whack these three components of your experience are, the more you will experience anxiety, fear, and stress. So what to do? Continues...