Sunday, 28 October 2012
Keep Calm and Carry On
By various orchestras
Last night I was in the middle of a busy, fast paced energy of a job. It really doesn't matter what I was doing or who I was with because it's been happening a lot of late. I was however observed as the quick moving orders flew around me.
"You are so calm," I was told.
I smiled and nodded.
"How do you do that?," she asked.
I decided this summer when I got so sick and still had to work all my many jobs that my choice to get wound up or to take things personally when they were coming from someone who was obviously uptight, or high strung, or maybe just feeling stressed was not going to work for me.
So how do I stay calm when there's a storm around me? If I tell you, you have to try it okay? I'd like it to become a movement toward a better future. May it appear in your town soon.
Here's the thing. Calm is a choice. When someone throws their static energy my way, I pause. I wait and let it hang in the air. I can almost see it swirling over my head like bees or dark clouds. I smile at it from inside my head. (does that make sense?) Hm...well anyway I smile at it and let it pass by. It's not my stress until I gather it up and claim it, so I just don't claim it. Then I respond with a comment that leaves me free to take care of the situation without carrying the nervous energy on to the solution. It has worked successfully and it builds my confidence in being the calm every time it happens now.
When the storms hit you with their static, STOP. Wait, then smile inside and let it break up. You are the answer to a crazy world when you become the calm in the storm and it will pass.
You can change the storms into light breezes in a few small steps. You know what? I know you can do it. The rest is up to you know who.
(pats heart, and points to you)