Did you ever hear someone say, “I feel like I’m going crazy”…? With that look of pure mental anguish on their face; muscles tense, blood pressure climbing, pulse racing, and knots in their stomach.
Maybe you have been there, or you are there now. In my younger days, I was there a few times. But, I have learned how to have peace of mind and peace in my heart.
We live in a stressful world. Many people blame the economy, their boss, their spouse, or their parents. The news tells of random drive by shootings, angry employees killing their co-workers…useless, senseless, crimes.
I understand there there is such a thing as mental illness. I know when people get physically sick it will often affect their mental clarity. Sometimes, when your hormones get out of balance, you feel depressed, have anguish, and mood swings that drive you up a wall. But, I also believe that if you get your mind and heart right with God and your fellowman, many of the problems would solve themselves.
Here are a few Health Wealth Tips that may give you some insight, and some ways to deal with the situations in your life.
Take Responsibility For Your Own Actions. Don’t blame others for your problems. Remember the old spiritual that said, ‘Its not my brother, or my sister, but its me, O’ Lord…standing in the need of prayer?’ There is a divine law of ’cause and effect.’ If you mess up, you gotta pay. Or, as the Bible teaches, you will reap what you sow..
Learn to Love Yourself. How can can you expect others to love you and offer help if you don’t care for yourself? We can forgive others, but, often we have a hard time forgiving ourselves.
Learn to Say I’m Sorry. If you offend someone, or hurt their feelings, be quick to apologize. Realize that you don’t have to be ‘right’ all the time. Don’t hold grudges. Let it go…
Think For Yourself. Don’t allow others to dump their garbage in your mind. Don’t listen to a ‘wagging’ tongue…gossip. As my dad would say to me, “If you can’t say something good about someone, just don’t say it.”
Say Your Prayers. It’s amazing how much better you will rest if you say a simple ‘Thank you’ to your Creator, before you go to sleep at night
Judge Not. Don’t be guilty of saying, “Why, if I was him I would do so and so…”. You don’t have to agree or approve of what someone else does. Just remember, it’s their life. You are not responsible for their actions and decisions, and you can’t live their life for them.
One of the hardest lessons for me to learn was this. After I gave someone a gift, it is none of my business what they did with it.
For example; Let’s say that I give my son a car. He is an adult, so it’s his responsibility to take care of it. If he wrecks it, trashes it, gives it away…it is none of my business. I may not approve, it may hurt my feelings, but, it is no longer my car. But, rest assured, I won’t give him another one.
I have eight children. All are grown, except my 14 yr. old daughter. I never interfere with their life. I never pass judgement on them. I never tell them what I think they should do, unless they ask me.
I pray for them every night. And, they know the ‘door is always open’, when they need to talk. They are good kids, and I love them with all my heart.
I hope you take this information to heart. Meditate on it. Use it for your benefit. As you apply these principles to your daily life, you will find that step by step, things will began to improve for you.
I am always here to help if you get stuck ‘between a rock and a hard place’…as the old saying goes. Contact me anytime. I would love to hear from you.