It’s time for a serious moment. Once again, we’re reminded of the vulnerability and unpredictability of life. Brussels has brought that vividly into our homes through the media in the last couple of days. It happened in Paris too.
And now we are seeing the same after the event groundswell in Brussels. Fighting hate, anger, prejudice, violence – with Love.
I just want to talk a little bit about fear. We’ve all heard of the cave man response to fear. Adrenaline kicks in with the fight or flight response as the brain shuts down and diverts the essential stuff to prepare the body for action. But what else happens? The centre for reasoning and judgement is impaired. So the ability to think and reason decreases.
Modern research suggests that the best preparation for dealing with disaster situations is –
- Practicing Breathing
- Regular Meditation
- Confidence in your ability to cope
Remember the saying ‘ what you put out is what you get back’ ? Do we really want to generate more fear ? Let’s join the people in Brussels and swamp the world with Love and Peace.
© Raili Tanska