Monday, November 1, 2010


The first day of November and is strangely calm and serene outside. After the previous week, of storms and wind and snow today is sunny and and yes, serene. Relationships are like the weather – stormy one day – blue skies and sunny the next.

The key to keeping the flow is by remaining serene - with an aligned heart, head and mind operating as one. While not always easy to do, generally well worth the effort.

I was chatting with a friend yesterday and we were discussing the current man in her life who she hopes will be 'The One.' It has been a rather up and down relationship with lots of drama and odd twists and turns. We had talked a few weeks ago about how she might stay centered and calm in the midst of some pretty tricky complications with this guy.

Our conversation yesterday was much more positive. Things were once again in a flow and moving back on track. What I heard in her voice and in her communication was that she took back her power and ceased to allow this 'man' to have such an effect on her.

While I understand that in practice it isn't easy to not become emotionally upset by the odd behaviour of the people in your life. It is, however, useful to know that you do have a choice in how you respond. You can react and get emotionally upset or you can observe and respond appropriately and detach.

Most issues in life will sort themselves out with calm and detached reflection. It is understandable that when things do not go our way that we can feel very emotional and angry. The anger is useful for fueling action – no doubt about that. The point, however, is to remain centered, calm and serene – in other words, in control. From this place 'right action' will emerge and solutions will abound.

Serenity is the way forward.

1 comment:

  1. This is great Ellen. Not easily done, but I'm working on it!!