Are You Living on Panic Street?

Do you live on Panic Street, just north of Desperation Highway in the city of Fear? If so, are you wondering why your life isn't working, why it's so difficult to make things happen? In my last post, I mentioned that good things come into your life when you just breathe.

In order to explain, I'd like to share what I learned by listening to a recent class with Martha Beck. I give Martha credit for the following ideas, which I am sharing with you as something to think about. First, a warning: I am about to use words like "energy" and "Universe." Don't go getting your panties in a twist. You can replace these words with others if you like, but I encourage you not to knock it till you try it.

Making things happen in your life is all about finding the right energy. Being in a place of complete calm and peace is not only the way to see your dreams, it's the only way to reach them (There may be a way to reach them with lots of blood, sweat, and tears, but who wants to be sweaty on the red carpet?). Things happen with little effort when you're in the right zone. It is difficult to understand this zone until you have actually experienced it, but it can be described as one of total calm, confidence, compassion, joy, rightness and authenticity. This energy never comes from fear, clinging, grasping or inauthentic fantasizing.

(This is the part I like): That place of deep peace is your true self. The Universe knows where your true self actually lives. God sends your blessings to your true address. That is where all of your packages are waiting; you just have to move home to get them! Move away from fear and into peace.

What kind of packages is Martha talking about? Oh, little things like: instructions for your life, inspired ideas, solutions, joy, people to help and love you, people whom you can help and love, materials...You get the picture.

Now, how to get to this place of deep peace? Martha recommends breathing deeply (Yes, it's that powerful) and this exercise: Make a list of good things that came into your life with no effort. Here are some ideas: oxygen, shelter, friendships, romantic love, pets, children. I have a feeling you can go on and on with this. Hold that energy. I add two more ways to move into a peaceful place: Do nothing and start questioning and dissolving any fearful thoughts (This is what coaches can help you do and I will explain more in future posts).

Are you packing your things? Ready to move? Tell me what you think.

For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe. - Larry Eisenberg

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but a means by which we arrive at that goal. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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