What Do You Think Is Happening?

There appears to be a lot going on in the world at the moment.

I suspect that what we think is happening depends on who we are, where we are, and what we use as our information sources.

I believe we can only come to a common understanding by listening to each other. There is no right or wrong answer since none of us has all the details. There is only a multiplicity of views which, when woven together, will create our common whole.

So, this week, instead of telling you what I think is going on, I invite you to share what you think is going on in the comments below.

Resuming Control of Your Story

If you listen to the news media or spend your days scrolling through social media posts, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking the sky is falling. It’s not.

If you’re finding the news depressing; turn it off.

If you can’t trust what your friends and others are sharing on social media; do your own research or stop reading the fake news posts they share.

If Trump’s tweeting and the media coverage his insane tweets attract are driving you to distraction; ignore him. In the greater scheme of things, Trump is irrelevant. He’s only a bit player in the story of your life – even if you live in the USA.

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Be Responsible

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Being responsible is taking responsibility for your words, thoughts, and behaviours.

It means no more blaming others for any aspect of your life.

It means knowing you always have the power to choose how you will respond to any life event or any person’s behaviour.


Be Open

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Being open helps you to be peaceful as it allows for diversity.

Being open-minded allows you to learn new things and enjoy new experiences.

Being open-hearted allows you to be loving and compassionate.

Being open allows things to flow through you and manifest in your world.

Be Present

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Being present is choosing to have your attention in the here and now.

It’s what allows you to hear what the person in front of you is saying, and not just with the words being spoken. 

Being present is the ultimate gift you can give to another. It’s how you say: I see you. I hear you.

It’s also the ultimate gift you can give to yourself.

Be Mindful

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Being mindful is paying attention to what’s going on in your life as it’s happening.

It’s about focusing on the task at hand and not time travelling down memory lane or into distant future scenarios.

Being mindful enhances the enjoyment of living as it allows you to savour experiences instead of living through them while wishing you were somewhere else.

Be Grateful

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Being grateful is being able to say ‘thank you’ for whatever happens.

Sometimes it’s not easy, especially when things don’t go the way you want, but every life circumstance holds something you can be grateful for.

Better to look for that something than spend the rest of your days complaining.

Being grateful is simply remembering life is a gift and saying ‘thank you’ every day.

Be Generous

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Being generous means you’re prepared to share your resources, knowledge, and skills for the benefit of others. In fact, you’re prepared to give them away with no expectation of getting anything in return. 

Being generous is acting from the realisation we are in this project of life together and get a better outcome when we share and lend each other a helping hand.

When you’re generous, you’re saying you think of the welfare of others.

Be Collaborative

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Being collaborative is how you signal you’re a team player, whether that team is a work team, a family, or a partnership. It’s about pitching in to help, lending a hand, or joining in a group effort to get something done.  

We are social beings, and working together builds cohesion and a sense of belonging.

Be Considerate

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One sure way to upset people is to do something that affects them without consulting them first. If you’d like people to show you some respect, the solution is to respect their feelings first. 

Being considerate means thinking about the impact your actions may have on others and communicating with them before you act. 

If you’re in a personal or professional relationship, being considerate is how you show the significant others in your life they are important to you.