In one of my recent leadership workshops it soon became apparent that several participants were highly stressed out by external matters in their institution beyond their control.
The result is a general feeling of helplessness, that, if not addressed, can lead to a life of silent misery and frustration that is the root cause of most depression.
During a stress situation we fall into tunnel vision, unable to see or perceive things from a different perspective.
Stress starts with a thought as much as opening the gate to a hallway of bliss starts with a positive emotional shift.
Emotional shifting is replacing the negative thought with an inner memory, image, or event where we recall a deeply positive feeling.
Negative thought attracts negative people and situations. Becoming a magnet of higher energy frequency get to be a challenge when we are bombarded with a “ghetto blaster” of negative media.
Training the mind with thought discipline is like training the body for a marathon run. You start with small baby steps and take it from there. Awareness is the first step.
Reino Gevers – Author, Mentor and Consultant