The news bugs me.
There are many voices in this world all fighting to be heard.
Most of the time the things I see or hear on TV or the internet,
give me a stomach ache.
Yesterday I heard a strategy to calm my agitation, from a church sermon.
It is called “ponder-izing.”
This is how it works:
Find a scripture, not a nice uplifting thought, but an actual real scripture from Holy Books you believe in.
Write or print it out
and place it somewhere where you can read it
and ponder it
several times a day.
Allow this thought to drift in and out of your mind
as the voices of the world
or the stresses of your life
stir up worry and fears.
Holy words are there to give us peace and comfort.
I trust this thought!
and ponder your picked thought
for this whole week.
See if it works.
The news may still give me stomach aches,
but at least
I am anchoring my mind
to whats most important in my beliefs
and allow my mind to “Park” or drift
to my own scripture thoughts.
Share this strategy with someone who gets stomach aches from the news, too.
I am sharing my scripture choice with you….
(Put yours, or mine on your screen saver, on your refrigerator, on your steering wheel, by your kitchen sink, etc.)