April 2011 - Remembering What's Important
April 2011 – Remembering What's Important
It sometimes seems that negativity and negative thinking have grown rampant in our society and in our workplaces.
When something as significant as a major earthquake the size of the one in Japan happens, the entire world is affected, whether we like it or not. The earthquake itself was devastating, then to be followed by massive tsunami is so startling to our senses that we cannot help but start to think about what might happen if it happened where we live.
Some people then go to fear, nightmares, closing down their feelings, wondering whether the end of the world is coming, etc. There are also those people who would like to increase the fear in the world - either because they are already fearful and want lots of company, or because they want to use fear to manipulate others.
Fear is a powerful emotion and can do incredible damage. It can also save our life as in the instinctive "flight or fight" response that was necessary when we had to worry about large animals chasing us back in the days when the world was not civilized. Today, most of our fears are self-created and self-perpetuated
The news media tends to sensationalize any event. In the case of the Japan events, the truth is stark enough to make every one pause and wonder. If we start to get into a spiral of fear, it tends to immobilize us and keeps us from doing what is needed - for ourselves and for others.
We do need to stop and make time to help others who need help and we encourage everyone to help Japan in some way, just as we encourage people to help in any large tragedy. Helping others helps us open back up and helps to counteract the fear that will close us down physically, emotionally and intellectually.
This month, we offer some tips for becoming more aware of our own negative thinking habits and those of others in the workplace with some suggestions for how to change that thinking to a more positive focus.
We start where ever we are. We can start to think more positively. Look around and notice what resources you have already.
One of the easiest and simplest ways to start thinking positively is to be grateful — for everything. Grateful for the sun shining, grateful for the earth that holds us and feeds us, grateful for the air we breathe, grateful for the abundance we have all around us, grateful for our safety, grateful for our security, grateful for our loved ones, grateful for our life. Once we feel grateful, we can begin to appreciate what else is good in our life, whether large or small.
Be grateful for the people we have in our life — our family, our friends, our co-workers, even those who annoy us. Without other people, what would we do alone on this huge planet. They give us life, they give us laughter, they give us joy, they help teach us, they provide ways for us to learn about ourselves, they provide challenges for us to grow from, they provide extra resources when we can't do it all alone.
Where ever we are, we do what we can, where we can, when we can. That has become my mantra when I'm faced with challenges larger than I can see a way out of. No one person can do it all. Together, we can do so much more than we can imagine. The tallest mountain was climbed by a million small steps.
Many families are deeply affected by the events in Japan, by relatives who were there or through friends. In business right now, many companies are deeply affected by the tragedy in Japan. They may depend on products or services that are not coming through, affecting manufacturing plants, distribution centers, retail outlets, and many people's jobs and many people's lives.
There is money pouring into Japan right now from all over the world, possibly shifting resources from elsewhere that has depended on that income stream There are resources flowing to Japan from other places that may feel the affect of the shift of emphasis.
In past tragedies, the same thing happens. Things change. Resources shift. Many, many people are affected. We are a world-wide community and a world-wide economy. That is becoming clearer and clearer. With the Internet and world wide news, we know about events as they are happening, so we can no longer pretend we are isolated.
In our day-to-day dealings in the workplace, how many times a day do things change? Someone changes a meeting, a customer asks for something different, a part doesn't arrive on time, a co-worker gets sick, our boss resigns, a project gets off schedule, departments are re-organized, we get more orders than we can handle, our revenue drops for unknown reasons, a product fails in the marketplace, a new product takes off unexpectedly. etc.
Constant change is the nature of our life. The way we deal with the small changes gives us practice in dealing with more major changes in our life.
When something changes, we have choices in how to deal with it. Remember, the only thing we can really control is ourselves. We can't control other people, we can't control world events, we can't control what the boss does, we can't control what the president does, we can't control what other customers do, we can't control what our competition does, etc. We can only control how we react to the changes that happen all around us every single day.
Some tips for coping:
The more people can adapt easily and quickly to changes, perhaps that growing negativity in the world can be tempered and maybe eventually eliminated as more people are able to see the good in life instead of all the imaginary problems.
Our wish for you: May your life be blessed this month with happiness, joy and creativity as Spring makes its appearance in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring is a time of creativity, of new life, of growing things, of warmer weather, trees bursting forth with new leaves, flowers blooming and of the incredible possibilities of all that can be coming forth.
As we were finishing up this article, we received this from multiple sources within a few minutes, asking for a common prayer around the world at noon (all time zones) on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
A letter from Dr Masaru Emoto...
To All People Around the World,
Please send your prayers of love and gratitude to water at the nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan!
By the massive earthquakes of Magnitude 9 and surreal massive tsunamis, more than 18,000 people are still missing…even now… It has been 18 days already since the disaster happened. What makes it worse is that water at the reactors of Fukushima Nuclear Plants started to leak, and it’s contaminating the ocean, air and water molecules of surrounding areas.
Human wisdom has not been able to do much to solve the problem, but we are only trying to cool down the anger of radioactive materials in the reactors by discharging water to them.
Is there really nothing else to do?
I think there is. During over twenty year research of hado measuring and water crystal photographic technology, I have been witnessing that water can turn positive when it receives pure vibration of human prayer no matter how far away it is.
Energy formula of Albert Einstein, E=MC2 really means that Energy = number of people and the square of people’s consciousness.
Now is the time to understand the true meaning. Let us all join the prayer ceremony as fellow citizens of the planet earth. I would like to ask all people, not just in Japan, but all around the world to please help us to find a way out of the crisis of this planet!!
The prayer procedure is as follows.
Day and Time: March 31st, 2011 (Thursday) ~ 12:00 noon — where ever you find yourself at noon (local time) in any time zone you are in so it will become a rolling prayer around the world.
Please say the following phrase:
“The water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant,
Richard Ashworth, English feng shui consultant, writes about Dr. Emoto: It's possible you've never heard of Dr Masuru Emoto but he's probably the leading edge in understanding water. This may seem an obscure accomplishment perhaps until you recall that we are all 80% h2o ourselves. He has written several books (best known probably is The Hidden Messages in Water) demonstrating just how responsive water is. His experiments demonstrate for instance that different emotions affect the molecular structure of water differently. You may have seen some of his breathtakingly beautiful photographs of affected water molecules. In short, water will take a message.
All of the above is pure feng shui; water is communication. All water is constantly in search of all other water. If I spill a drop, it will spread and descend until it finds other water. It may even evaporate in this pursuit. Like communication, you simply can't, as the tsunami showed, block water. Some of the water we drink today will physically make its way to Fukushima, Japan.
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