While on retreat a fire alarm went off in the middle of the night. People stumbled out of their rooms, their hearts pounding and hands sweating. They came together in the street and held each other, some people cried. The air was cool and the surroundings quiet. The night manager came out to sooth the crowd.
“So sorry!” She said, “It was a false alarm. Please go back to bed. It is perfectly safe.”
Some people went back to bed and slept. Some people lay in bed tossing and turning. Some people raided the kitchen and drank tea, hoping to calm down. A handful of people confided their worries and fears to others. There were as many responses to the situation as there were people in the crowd.
The amount of time it took for each person to adjust to the new information from the manager reflects each person’s level of mental flexibility.
Flexibility of the mind is an important feature for recovering from human experiences. A person with more flexibility will recover their equilibrium, their sense of calm and ease, more quickly.
I see the ability to respond as my client’s greatest asset. When my clients first hire me, they are struggling with the chaos and rigidity of their own thinking. The fire alarm is going off in their minds and they are taking it so seriously, that they are tossing and turning in their own experience.
The result of working with me is recognizing that the mind naturally returns to peace, ease and presence. Moments of mental stress are simply thought, gathered up and experienced consciously or unconsciously. As people clear their minds and answer their own questions, flexibility of the mind increases.
One person who sits with me said, “I muddle through and have low expectations, and I feel great.”
Other people shared, “I don’t know how to tell people about what we do but it changes everything. I don’t spend a quarter of the time on the worries and fears I used to have.”
Still more pointed out, “It’s not that the chaos and rigidity went completely away, it’s more like I don’t take that thinking seriously anymore and the few times I do, it is shorter and easier.”
My clients have more energy, more clarity and more progress because they see how the mind works.
Understanding the principles of the mind has the biggest impact I have ever seen on mental health and performance – and I love to share these principles.
Contact me if you want flexibility, resilience, clarity and peace of mind. Info at divine play dot com or call Three Principles Training Center: 434-218-9500.