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Finding a Balanced Mind and Heart in the Midst of a Tumultuous World


There certainly is a whole lot of troubling and heart wrenching news in the world today and this current atmosphere can give our minds endless fuel to race, worry, and catastrophize. While many stories of adversity in the media spotlight are real, the stories in our minds that the world is going to hell in a hand basket may not be.

Our brains are designed to project into the future in an attempt to predict worst-case scenarios as this was crucial for the survival of our ancestors. However, in modern times it doesn’t do us any good to continue in a state of auto-pilot with a hyper-aroused nervous system, spreading worry and negativity throughout our social circles.

Spreading catastrophic stories through our social networks creates a contagion of emotional suffering.

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Finding a Balanced Mind and Heart in the Midst of a Tumultuous World

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  1. I’ve finally come up with a “happy medium.” I try to live in the “reality” most of the time…but then there is my “spiritual” break that takes over when I’ve had enough reality! Since I have loved studying genealogy, genetics, a variety of cultures, I can at least briefly identify with a few of the off-base things going on in society recently. Stay on center, is my personal motto. I don’t have to preach to anyone else, or convince them of my beliefs…so it is a very private thing with me. Of course, this has taken quite a few years, study, and effort to NOT be lazy.
    BBG

  2. Stay centered! is my motto!! I try to live in the reality, but then use my spiritual side to move into another realm. My understanding of genetics, genie studies, a variety of cultures, has helped me weather the storm of modern day situations and/or problems.

 

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