Black Belt in Inner Peace contains short journal entries I have kept and continue to add to, as I go for a black belt in inner peace by endeavoring to move through each busy and sometimes stressful day with greater grace and ease.
Number 13: Stressed-out
Yesterday, I made the mistake of going to my home office first thing, reading emails, checking my to-do list, and drinking another cup of coffee … instead of starting out meditating on the expansive, positive, enthusiastic attitude of self-worth that embraces a brand-new day and makes good on it. Before I knew it, my mind was a rider flinging itself on a horse and riding madly off in all directions. By two o’clock, I was irritable and scattered, but at least it produced the resolve not to make the same mistake this morning.