Don't we all feel a slight sense of normality when a really smart teacher forgets a fact or a calm Buddha-like friend gets stressed or someone who really does seem to always be right, for once, is not? It reminds us we are all human and, no matter how hard we try, we will have human moments.
Sonia Choquette is a psychic medium who has a strong grasp on spirit and life and what's beyond. Yet, she sent out her newsletter a couple days ago admitting an encounter with stress and I was so happy she sent it. If someone like her were to pretend she never fell into negative emotions, we would feel like those people were so much more enlightened than us; that we can never get to that place in our heads so...why try? But, for someone we admire or find more knowledgeable than us to express a relatable experience, we are more likely to respond with, okay times may get rough, and do for everyone, but I can make everything better, again.
Since I hear we may get 4-6 more inches of snow tomorrow, I wanted to share the gist of Sonia's words as they are also timely! She wrote about the lovely Chicago weather we are having (facetiously put!) and how stressed she became one day as her car slid about on the roads. Her stress level rose when she tried to find parking on the snow-mounded Chicago streets and she found herself in a mood that matched the grayness of the skies. It wasn't until she was back in her warm house did she remember to breathe.
Breathe deeply in stressed out times. But, should you forget because you were so stressed out, you can still do it later when you remember! And you will still find it helpful.
Wayne Dyer wrote: "The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do."
This is so true! But if that thought doesn't seem to help matters, rely on the following quote by David Mamet:
"We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”