Keeping calm gives us an edge
By Jean Ricot Dormeus
The sea has always fascinated my wife. She enjoys the beach by a clear day as she likes to float on the light blue water. Also she made sure to experience a cruise to engage with the immensity of the ocean and the inspiration of smooth sailing. She also says that the sea sustains life and generates wealth, in terms of natural resources and trade facilitation.
I can't agree more with her feelings about the sea. In fact in fair weather the sea is calming and offers much enjoyment. However, when a storm arises or an earthquake shakes the sea bed, the sea becomes a raging destructive force. Its waves can wreak havoc on the dry land, especially in the case of a tsunami.
In many ways we are like the sea. When everything goes our way, we tend to display a positive attitude, we remain calm and contribute to improve our social environment. Also we set up goals and dreams, we delight in our activities and our health benefits as we take in little stress or pressure. Life is indeed beautiful.
However, when a life storm arises or when we become restless for any reason, we may send off waves of negative emotions, a corrosive attitude and even destructive actions. Those waves may affect our well-being and everyone around us.
Fortunately, we possess an ability that slips the sea, we can choose to keep calm in the storm. We don't have to fly off the handle or give anyone a piece of our mind or engage in wickedness. As we keep calm, we keep control. So doing, we place ourselves in a better position to figure out the problems without causing harm. Keeping calm gives us an edge.
Jean Ricot Dormeus
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