Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Flying Through Life
You've done your part. Arrived on time to check-in, clear security and board your flight. You've managed to work through your pre-flight anxiety and you are now seated, awaiting take-off. Seat belt securely fastened, you look forward to arriving at your destination.
Then, it happens. The pilot announces that due to mechanical failure, this flight is cancelled and passengers are kindly asked to disembark.
Life can be a lot like this.
You prepare, sometimes diligently, then something happens that is beyond your control. Are you able to maturely handle the change in flight plans? Do you erupt in anger and burn for days or wallow in disappointment?
We can all feel discouragement, frustration or anger when things don't go our way. Some people are better-equipped to come to terms with the disappointments and set-backs that life can throw at them. Others have become so worn-down with the constant barrage of bad news that it takes less and less to abort their flight plans.
That's the cumulative effects of stress. Without techniques in place - ones that help restore, the constant activation of the stress response, is wearing, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally, as well.
Learn and apply techniques that activate the power of the heart through genuine feelings of care and appreciation. This process helps to reset the nervous system, empowering you to be the captain of your own flight. Be good to go!
Image courtesy of James Knowles.