7 Tips to maintain emotional balance and create joie de vivre…
1. Upon waking - stretch your arms above your head and declare:
2. Upon encountering difficulty - imagine in your hand the sword of fearlessness ... then walk boldly forward to meet your challenge.
3. When experiencing anxiety - gently wrap your left thumb with the fingers of your right hand. Hold for 1 minute… as you do, watch all worries melting away.
4. When desiring calmness - take a deep breath and utter the word “calm.” As you exhale, say “let go.” As you do, imagine your mind at the silent bottom of the sea without a ripple of thought to disturb its surface.
5. When desiring courage and strength - bring awareness to your belly, for this is the power center of your being. As you inhale, gather the earth’s energy and feed that powerful space.
6. When desiring change - forego the will its need to be. Engage, instead, the mind’s capacity to imagine and thus create that which you intend to be…
7. When encountering significant challenges - thank the world for the blessing of their opportunity.
Excerpts from the book “The Fresh Start Promise, 28 days to Total Mind, Body, Spirit Transformation
Edwige Gilbert, New Life Directions, www.edwigegilbert.com