A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
Remember Nelson Mandela and the energy that he created in the world while he was here. If his approach to life was emulated by everyone on the planet, we would be living in a much better place.
What we create in this world remains and lives on long after we pass on to the next experience. Something to think about….
Little minds are apt to be impatient and often go into extremes in their excitability and desire for success, and thereby retard the very things for which they are so anxious. The road to Spiritual Light is silent, to be traversed step by step as a little child would climb the mountain heights. The persevering traveler will overtake very few, but will pass many lounging by the way, arguing with much noise, for many persons are like babbling brooks that carry no mill. But the calm silence of growth, with a harmonious nature filled with universal love for every up-reaching, aspiring creature, calls Angels downward. This is the pathway to Light.
- J.C. Street
The immortal man is he who has detached himself from the things of time by having ascended into that state of consciousness which is fixed and unvariable, and is not affected by passing events and sensations. Human life consists of an evermoving procession of events, and in this procession the mortal man is immersed, and he is carried along with it; and being so carried along, he has no knowledge of what is behind and before him. The immortal man is he who has stepped out of this procession, and he stands by unmoved and watches it; and from his fixed place he sees both the before, the behind and the middle of the moving thing called life. No longer identifying himself with the sensations and fluctuations of the personality, or with the outward changes which make up the life in time, he has become the passionless spectator of his own destiny and of the destinies of the men and nations.
- James Allen, “Above Life’s Turmoil”
Cameron Gray (Parable Visions)
- Awake Could Be So Beautiful
- The Neverending Dreamer
- Experience So Lucid, Discovery So Clear
- Hope For The Sound Awakening
- The Knowledge Of The Planets
- All We Want To Be Are Dreamers
- Giants Of The Sun
- Perhaps The Dreams Are Of Soulmates
- All From Nothing
- Wintersun - Time (album cover)