Cofrin Park

Cofrin Park
Cofrin Nature Park

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Why Did I Start This Blog?

     My husband made me. No. No. NO.  Just kidding. He did ask "why did you start a blog?" Well, ahhh, because I wanted to. Because I may learn to focus on my writing in a consistent, professional manner. (Not easy for a Scanner*.) Because I could. The universe told me to.
    All very good reasons, yes? Here's some more:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Handling Emotionally Charged Situations

     What to do when someone or some situation "pushes your buttons" and you dive right into reaction mode?
    Lets make up a doable scenario to help diffuse an emotionally charged event already in progress, with the intent of lowering the incidence of such events in the first place. The following "advice" I shared with a friend, and she found it very helpful in dealing with individuals who have PhD's in Button Pushing.

Choosing Love Eliminates Fear

     The path to freedom follows from your choosing love instead of succumbing to fear.

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love they neighbor, and hate thine enemy.

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
--Matthew 5:43-44

     You have two choices regarding your state of being:  love or fear. 
     Love extinguishes fear. Love based action, then, becomes effective because it comes from a higher source than your egoic mind. In essence, you respond from the depths of your being, from your connection to Source/God. You are present, and that leaves no room for fear-based thoughts or deeds.