If your experience of late has been anything like mine, you might have noticed yourself feeling a little more concerned about the state of the world. We live in challenging times, with political upheaval, economic uncertainty, and environmental distress. And as the pace of change increases toward an uncertain future, many of us succumb to the overwhelm of fear, stress, and anxiety. I know for myself, there are mornings when scrolling through the news makes me feel like crawling back under the covers. But as Harriet Tubman suggested,
“If you are tired, keep going; if you are scared, keep going; if you are hungry, keep going; if you want to taste freedom, keep going.”
We must find the strength within to somehow, just keep going. One step, one breath after another.
Last month in Scottsdale, Arizona, I was exploring this very topic before a group of financial industry executives. I was invited to attend the THINK Conference 2018, where I gave a presentation titled “How to Find the Calm Within the Chaos.” In this talk I shared three mindfulness teachings that can help us cope with the stress and turmoil of modern life.
Grab a cup of tea or whatever your beverage of choice is, sit back and enjoy.
I wish you resilience, peace, and ease.