Spending time reflecting on pain can pay dividends in understanding anger and anxiety. Pain is a physical warning system. Anger and anxiety are emotional warning systems. Both our physical and emotional alert systems can be either healthy or troubled.
The stressful onslaught never seems to end. Someone’s holiday’s plan offends another. Failure of others to social distance or wear a mask increase nervousness. Uncertainty increases thus threatening future security. Need I continue? And this might just be the small stuff. Continue reading “Higher vision”
Yesterday my wife and I spent most of the day driving in order to assist our college age son move back to our city before the mayor’s shelter-in-place order took effect. We are safe and hunkered down.
The ability to say and embrace, “I’m safe” evokes peace. However when the heart is fearful, these words don’t ring true and fear persists.
What can assist us in getting over the hump to experience a plane of peacefulness? A brief understanding about what makes us tick reveals why the suggestions listed below offer practical help. Continue reading “I’m Safe”
Do you ever have moments, hours, or even days when your mind is troubled? In an earlier part of my life my mind might race over inconsequential things. It was as if I could feel my mind moving inside but I could not slow it. I have not felt that in years, but now I feel something different.
These last two days my mind has been troubled, not as a roaring engine, but as an agitated body of water. This is not the first time I have felt this. When some friends walked away from Christ, and when others seemed to follow, my mind was troubled. Perhaps you have felt similarly. Continue reading “A quiet mind”
Gardens are built, ultimately, to be a quiet and beautiful place for rest and for meditation and contemplation.
Yeah, right. You wouldn’t draw that conclusion if you were a fly on a rock wall watching what happens in my flower beds. You would see work, work, and more work. Continue reading “Meditation of my heart”
Can we get out of the cycle of worry? Continue reading Freedom from worry (1)
We often shake our heads in disbelief at what happened to ancient Israel. Though they were the beneficiaries of incredible blessings from God, they turned away from God to serve idols. How could it happen? Continue reading Have You Not Heard?