Monday, April 23, 2007

Today's Inspiration

From the Daily Om, this little gem is a good reminder. I do often react emotionally and cause myself way too much drama! I've had enough drama that's beyond my control, am going to do my best to avoid that which is within my control. I have a co-worker who is a good example of this: she is a sweet girl but constantly has some type of drama in her life, real or imagined. Frankly, she just wears me out! I find myself exhausted just by being around her. Every day I remind myself not to be that way!

Emotionally Reactive
Leo Daily Horoscope

You may be feeling sensitive today, which could have you overreacting when responding to others. In this emotional state, you may not be acting like yourself. In order to not abuse those close to you or ruin new relationships, whether business or personal, you will want to respond from a higher place within yourself. All we need to do is to take a deep breath before responding. In that moment we are able to take a step back, rise above the emotions and respond from a calmer place within us. It may take practice to do this consistently, but it will save hurt feelings and reduce unnecessary drama in your life. Before you interact with anyone today, remind yourself to take a deep breath before responding, and you may feel more centered and calm as you face the day.

Emotions color our thoughts as well as our actions, so it is important to learn to recognize when we are reacting from the influence of something other than our best judgment. Since our thoughts create our world, we want to consciously create the best experience we can. When we catch ourselves caught in negative-thought patterns, taking a deep and cleansing breath and connecting to our center helps us find forgiveness and balance. Making a habit of breathing before we think or act could help you live from the higher place within yourself all the time. Before reacting today, breathe deeply so that you can be your best self, regardless of the circumstances.


Oh, The Joys said...

As a mother, I want the little sign ammended to say, "Save the Drama for your THERAPIST!!" Heh.

Rapunzel said...

Oh, the Joys, good point! Mine are teenagers so there is plenty enough drama for the mama!