long perspective

Emotional fitness dAILY EXERCISE

Living in the moment is fine, but has it limitations.  Addicts live in the moment of chemically induced happiness.  Actually, they live in the memory of that moment, so that is not a good analogy.  Babies truly live in the moment as do many grown-up babies given to temper outbursts.

Those who study resilience – the capacity to move beyond personal need which is what drives a baby’s moment – agree with the Dali Lama, a long-term perspective strengthens.  We can endure the horrible in life if we have a philosophy or faith that keeps us seeing what matters.

So as you take some time in the next day or two to strengthen the beliefs that sustain you over life’s rough spots.  Rest and relax, but bolster that part of your being that connects you to the world outside of yourself in ways that build peace within.  Attend religious services, read an inspiring book, attend a lecture, watch a movie or TV show that opens your eyes to a different world,  be with nature, or just  be still so you can think about about what matters.

Stay strong

Life is a struggle, full of hurt as well as joy.  Taking the time to think about what matters keeps you strong.

Here is my thank you gift for those joining me for the first time.  Click here to be taken to an introduction to the Daily Twelve Emotional Fitness Exercises.  Practicing kindness is one.



Liking, commenting, sharing are acts of social media kindness and very easy to practice.  So be kind to me and all your media friends. I promise you will be repaid.

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Disclaimer one: Emotional Fitness Training is not therapy. Even the most learned researchers and therapists quarrel about much.  Take their advice and mine carefully.  Don’t just listen to your heart, but also think; don’t just think, listen to your heart.  Heart and head working together increase the odds you will find useful advice amid all the promises and hopes pushed at you be others.  As others have noted, take what seems useful, leave the rest.

Disclaimer two: Forgive my grammatical errors. If  you need perfect posts, you will not find them  here;  I will understand if you don’t follow, like or share what  like me.  Not only am I dealing with an aging brain, but all of my life I have been plagued by dysgraphia–a learning disability,  Some of my posts might be peppered with bad spelling, poor punctuation, and worse words that make no sense.  If  you want to hang in with me, thank you; you are kind and that kindness will always be repaid.


    • Have really been blessed by the presence of Fiona Gatt in my life. She has undertaken helping me publish my “intellectual property.” Nothing would have happened without her. Downside she keeps me very, very busy and that means difficulty keeping up with friends. But I still read and enjoy your posts. Thank you for commenting.

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