Sitting on the bench for many years watching both my son and daughter play baseball and soft ball, I must have heard coaches say at least a thousand times, “Keep your eye on the ball!” I feel this phase can apply to many situations in life. When we let our minds wander, feel powerless, judge, blame, or trip over our fears, we can become ineffective, lose track of ourselves and what is really important. However, when we keep our eye on the ball we can maintain clarity and manifest our dreams.
The next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or lost, ask yourself, “Where is the ball?” and “What is important?” And keep it simple! This is not a time for long-winded philosophical statements; this is a time for action statements. Run! Jump! Slide! Get the ball! This simple approach will help you become more present, feel more confident, capable of coping with your current situation, and even find an innovative or creative solution.
Gandhi said, “…the pure love of one person can offset the hatred of thousands…” I also feel that one balanced person can offset a great number of unbalanced people, not by what they say, but simply by who they have become. Be that person! And in the process, know you are making a difference in the world! This is how peace becomes a reality—one person at a time!
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