We are at the end of 2019, full of emotions going from excitement to despair, from great winnings to disappointments. But they all have a purpose! If today, we are more balanced than yesterday, if we make better decisions, it means that 2019 helped us to mature.
Just like every year, we have a symbolic little gift for you.😊
We’ve prepared a short story that has a powerful message, and from which I am sure you can learn something valuable…because, learning is part of our reality. Stories on the other hand, have always been there to help us see things clearer, learn and sometimes immediately apply what we’ve learned.
Let’s all have an end of year filled with warm smiles and happiness, and begin 2020 with the enthusiasm and determination of the following affirmation: THIS YEAR WILL BE VERY GOOD!
The Glass of Water and our Thoughts
Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical ‘glass half empty or glass half full’ question. Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, ‘How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?’
Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple pounds. She replied, ‘From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little. If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.’
As the class shook their heads in agreement, she continued, ‘Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.’”
Claudia & the Psihoselect Team