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Beware, High Tension – Danger Ahead


dangerSmoke detectors have answered our need for early fire and heat detection.  For years, this simple device has saved thousands of lives.  Would that we had such a built-in alarm to warn us of high stress and tension in our inner being!  How true to say that tension out of control defeats many of us in our efforts to be loving children of God.

With high hopes of offering our good will to others, we begin the day.  However, as the day goes along, tension builds up in our physical and spiritual being.  Our nerves grow taut.  Someone rubs us the wrong way, hurting our self-esteem and suddenly our good intentions go out the window.  We react to these remarks with harsh words and sometimes discourteous actions.

Is this the one who began the day with high ideals of love in his heart, you say to yourself?  We are dismal and sad realizing how we hurt others who didn’t deserve this treatment.  “How could I do these things”, we cry out!

Grow aware of this enemy in your life!  Have an early warning system in your make-up to alarm you to its presence.  Then be on your guard because this uptightness has caused you much grief in past days.  Diffuse this build-up of nerves because it will overcome you and ruin your best intentions.

Some diffuse this thunder cloud of stress by breathing slowly and deeply.  Sit down on the floor of your living room, yoga style, close your eyes and allow all the negative feelings to flow out of your system.  Repeat these phrases to yourself: “I am precious to God”, “God loves me dearly”, “The Holy Spirit lives in me!”

 

                        Fr. George Mc Kenna

January 25, 2014 - Posted by | Bulletins | , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Hi Fr. George! How great to see this post from you! It is so timely for me because we just bought some tiny ‘miracle’ balls that you place under various areas of the body and let the muscles relax into the balls. And the creator of these balls is constantly talking about breathing and how we hold our breath so much during the day. I am trying to pay more attention to my breathing throughout the day now – to take deep breaths. But your advice is, as usual, priceless! To take the time and say those three phrases to yourself while deep breathing…there is something quite in vogue now called ‘mindfulness meditation’ and that is the very thing they suggest – minus the reference to God. They recommend saying phrases of ‘loving kindness’ to yourself, to others one you like, one you do not like, and to the world.) I will definitely try this daily. I’m going to set a reminder on my phone to take the time to do this and to think of those three messages about God. You are SO wonderful and helpful with your advice, Fr. George! Love you and miss you! Love, Nancy

    Comment by nancywest22 | January 25, 2014 | Reply

  2. THANKS FATHER GEORGE . . . NEEDED THIS . . . .AND PLEASE KNOW I WILL PROBABLY BE SITTING ON MY LIVING ROOM FLOOR YOGA STYLE FREQUENTLY IN THE FUTURE.  

    MISS YOU,  BLESS YOU, LOVE YOU DEAR FRIEND . . A HUG,   MARY LOU

    Comment by fathermkenna | January 27, 2014 | Reply


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