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To escape the chaos of our daily lives, many of us try to meditate, mistaking it for another activity, something we have to do.
The concept of sitting still is doing absolutely nothing, a concept alien to many of us with a mindset of always doing stuff.
This act of inaction is not natural to us, as we are never taught to just be, but to always do something.
But just by pausing, closing your eyes and sitting still for a minute and just focusing on your breath as it happens is the antidote to all the stress that the noise creates.
“Silence is a source of great strength.”
Stillness has a strength, a calming effect on us and our surroundings. Our being still slows down the world around us, allowing us to focus and concentrate on the essential.
To be still takes courage in this frenetic, chaotic world where everyone is always in a rush. Being still allows us to find the strength from within, rather than outside.
“Activity conquers cold, but stillness conquers heat.”
It can be tough to feel in control...feel you can manage your emotions and come out of 'all this' in one piece when life shakes us up.
Getting started & building momentum are sometimes the toughest things to do.
And these 2 steps can give us a huge start to getting back to life...build us up to be in a position to take further steps of shifting our thinking patterns and practicing resilience:
Feedback is essential when you learn a new skill. However, when people learn the skill of 'creating new habits,' they think making mistakes is a sign of being a failure and showing an utter lack of discipline.
In reality, this is not true. No one mastered anything on their first few attempts — it takes practice to get good at anything.
We want people to be less rude, to do certain things, to avoid doing certain things, and to change their lives, eventually feeling frustrated when we realize that we cannot control them and it is impossible to change anyone.
The core error we make all the time is that we want others to be in a certain way, which almost never happens. The other alternative which hardly anyone follows is to let others be whatever they want to be and be at peace even if they are annoying.
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