Is There Any Value To Calmness In Our Lives?

 


Recently I was standing in a fairly crowded store and there were a million different things going on.

I stopped and looked around me and I noticed how frazzled and on edge everyone was.


There was a mom who was trying to put all the things back on the shelf that her little children had been grabbing and putting in the cart.


There was a man talking loudly on this phone while looking through some shirts on a rack.


There was a floor person who was trying to tell a lady the difference between the 70" T.V. and the 90" T.V. that has a 4K picture.


There was an older lady trying to find an older movie for her kids but the person who was helping her was obviously younger then the people she was looking for because the young person had never even heard of the movie she was looking for. (The movie by the way was Gremlins.)


Seeing all of this got me to thinking about how much we have lost the ability to be calm in life and with life.


Calmness today seems like a superpower or something only superheroes can do.


But is that truly a fact?


No, it's not a fact.


As a matter of fact, you can be calm as well even in today's world if that is really what you want to do.


Is it easy to do? No, but it can be done.


There is an old Samurai saying that goes something like this...


"When in battle your mind should be calm, and when there is calmness all around you then your mind should be on fire."


Let me give you a few ideas I have on how to be calm in today's world.


1. So many people are afraid or have fear today in their lives. But what is it you're really afraid of? So many people today worry and have anxiety over things they "think" might happen. Most of the time those things don't even happen, but you still worried about it for hours, days, or even months. What did that get you? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Deal with things as they come don't sit and worry about and have anxiety over something that might not even happen at all.


2. Simplify your life. When it comes to this I always think about the K.I.S.S. rule. (K)eep, (I)t, (S)imple, (S)tupid. There is no reason to make things in your life harder then they need to be. Try to simplify your life where you can. Some examples are... Think of Steve Jobs he wore jeans and a turtle neck most days to work. Why do you think he did that? By him not having to worry about what he was going to wear to work that day it allowed him to free his mind and to think about other things that really mattered to him besides what clothes was he going to wear to work today.  Put some self systems in place and pre-decide some things so you don't always have to use your brainpower to think of the simple things. 


3. Take time each day to sit and think and ponder. Yes, I said it people. Make yourself take time each day to sit, relax, and just think and ponder on things.  It can be about your life, things you need to do tomorrow, things you want to achieve by the end of the week, it can literally be anything, but you have to make time each day to sit down, relax, and think and ponder.


These are only a couple of ways you can bring some calmness to your life. 


There are many more and I'd love to hear what your thoughts are below on this question...


"What can you do or do you already do to bring more calmness to your days and to your life?"


Calmness is hard my friends I'm not going to lie to you, and it's not always easy to practice in the heat of the moment, but I can guarantee you that if you make a choice to be calmer in your life and in your thoughts your life will be so much better because of it.


If you don't believe me try it for a day and see if it doesn't help you.


With that in mind...


If you think being calm is B.S. and you think it doesn't work or it's useless I want to hear from you in the comment section as well. Tell me why you think it is B.S. and why being calm doesn't work for you.


I'd love to talk with you about it either way regardless of what you think about this concept.



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