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My name is Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to this week’s episode of minutes on growth. Last time we spoke about acceptance and love beyond borders, and the need to look past labels for the sake of humanity. This week I want to discuss a more personal and self-related matter.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be positive and more importantly how to actually be positive. We’ve all heard the statement ” live in the moment” but lets be honest, it is much easier said than done. But over the past few weeks, as a result of certain events, I realized that the only tool you need to be positive is a loving and calm perspective. Last week, my partner and I were at a cottage with our friends, when i accidentally stuck a knife into my palm. As blood was gushing out of my hand, I noticed that I wasn’t panicking. We quickly put on some ointment and headed to the ER room where I got a few stitches. We were back at the cottage within 2 hours, and continued to smile and party alongside our friends. The next day hot water poured all over me, and once again my body didn’t show a reaction. As we were driving back to town, I thought more deeply about it. Had I shown a negative reaction, allowed my controlling side to come out and panicked, my night would have been ruined. The people around me would have become stressed and the incident would feel worse than it actually was. But because I had shifted away from a fearful and controlling perspective, and handled it calmly, we were able to peacefully and positively pass through it. And that’s life. We can’t control what happens to us, but we can always control our reactions, and it is precisely our reactions that create the state of our lives. The harder we take life, the harder is becomes. The easier and more relaxed our perspective, the easier life flows.
As I shared my insight with my partner, he too decided he would shift his perspective from fear to love and acceptance at work. You may not believe it, but as he changed his choice of words and thoughts, let life just unravel on its own without his need to control every small detail, and stopped panicking and worrying about his current work situation,in a matter of 48 hours, he noticed that deals which he was fearful to pursue because of rejection, kept falling on his lap on their own.
So, I would like you to keep this in mind the next time an unfortunate event occurs or you feel you are panicking or worrying about an event. Take a second and evaluate your reaction and your thoughts. Instead of panicking, How can you make the situation better?and more importantly, how can you step away from fear and into the field of love and acceptance, because everything flourishes with love, and everything is better with acceptance and calmness.
Thank you for listening. Talk to you soon.
Love & Light, Tannaz Hosseinpour