Monday, March 17, 2008
Get into the habit of using them automatically:
1. Shake the habit of fretting and stewing about problems that don’t exist
In the words of
2. , “Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” In other words, focus on today’s problems, because, in most cases, that’s a full-time job.Recognize that for every negative, there’s an offsetting positive.
The nice thing about it is that when you understand and believe in universal balance, it gives you the mind-set to look quickly and automatically for the offsetting positive in every negative situation. Put another way, think of every negative occurrence as nothing more than an illusion hiding something of value to you. As Illusion, “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.” so eloquently put it in his book
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