Okay, I understand that we are living in precarious times. I get that people are scared about the future. I have no safety net and I could be shaking in my boots right now, but when I think about it, I am not scared, I am not holding tightly to my cash, why? Because not spending money will make matters worse not better. I myself have always trusted that I would be okay no matter what happened, I still believe that and in 52 years through rough times and flush times I have been just fine and all the people who are having it rough right now will make it through, will it be easy, no, but they will. One thing I know for sure is that worry and panic never help a situation, NEVER. Giving into fear about the future will bring about the very future that I fear. One thing that gives me enormous hope is that we now have a President that I know will do his very best to get us up and running again. I also have a lot of faith in myself and in people to do what they have to do, without complaint and get on with the business of living, believing in their future to be bright and promising, despite appearances. Thanks, that felt so good to get that off my chest :-).
I have been reading many depressing blogs lately and enough already. I want to start talking about what I do want and take the focus off all the negative. Happy Friday! XOXO
Friday, January 30, 2009
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Thanks for the positive message. I am feeling a bit on the worried side.
I agree Annie. We will always get exactly what we expect to. May as well expect miracles, right?
I couldn't agree more!
Refreshing to hear this. Though I admit I havent read any negative blogs but i have heard negatives on NPR.
Annie keep that attitude up girl. Worry will never solve anything, it is a poison to the soul.
All of you are awesome! And Neil, no worries, okay, anytime you are worried you can email me, or even call if you want.
Annie, tough times are here. I was hoping that after the Chinese N/year, things will pick up but most said it will turn for the worst. More retrenchment expected and everything that's negative for sure. However, worrying wont do much, so just work hard, hope and pray that this difficult time will move over soon. I am happy with your positive thinking, happy thoughts always attract more happy energies. much love to you, M
Beautiful thoughts and can see that it works for you. I am quite worried and it's hard for me not to see the consequences of a bad economy on my friends and neighbors. I'll need to stop by frquently and breathe in the bliss:>)
M.Kate and Shiny-I must say, here in Taos NM which is a very poor state, not much has changed for my friends and my family in Portland are doing really well, so it is not in my backyard yet, which makes it a bit easier to stay positive, but I do see trouble in some places and I do understand the worry and fear, I just say don't give into it, it does not change it for the better.
I only hope we (as in americans) aren't pinning all our problems on one man (Prez O). Things were tough in the 70's, and we put Jimmy Carter through the ringer on that one. Sorry to get political, but I worry about all the hand outs and bail outs going on. Someone (our kids?) is going to have to pay back all of it..anyway, nice to visit here, and get your positive vibe..!
Lorie.M-Obama can't do it alone and it will take a long time, but I believe we can all do whatever we have to do, in the moment. I am actually pinning no hopes on our wonderful new president I pin my hopes on spirit :-).
"Giving into fear about the future will bring about the very future that I fear."
Thank you for this. Yesterday it seemed like all of my patients were worried about the future. I was cradling fear in my arms every time. I tried to help them cultivate gratitude for what they had and focus on the present moment.
I'm even finding that it is hard for me at times not to get sucked into old patterns of thought. When I can rise above this and really see what is happening, I can then disentangle myself.
Thanks again for the reminder!
Mermaid-I know, fear is everywhere and it is growing, and really that is what scares me the most. Staying in the moment is really the key, isn't it?
You've got the right attitude!
I have been living fairly frugally all along, so I have not had to change my spending habits at all so far. Good message, good reminder. Thank you.
There's that song which begins "You've got to accentuate the positives."
The press here in the UK keeps talking up the recession. Not seen it on blogs though. I did a quick poll via daughter and no one was doing anything different in the young teen age bracket so money can't be so tight surely?
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