Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peace of Mind, Part III

"Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm." Unknown

My last blog covered suggestion # 1 for finding and maintaining peace of mind. Today, we'll move on to suggestion # 2 which is:

Be willing to see the bigger picture

     Often, our vision is limited, and what we think we see is not really so. It may be just one side of the picture.

     It's easy to get caught up in a crowd mentality and go along with the group. When everyone is standing against something or someone, it takes courage to hold your peace and not make a judgment before you hear the whole story. Many times the bigger picture shows up as we take time to hear the rest of the story.

     There have been countless times when someone has called to tell me about what someone else said or did to them. Usually the purpose of the call is to tell their side and hopefully to gain an ally. I've learned to stop and ask questions before I get pulled into their storm. Hear all sides of the story and commit to seeing and understanding others's points of view.

     Don't allow yourself to get caught up in someone else's storm and sacrifice your own peaceful center.

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