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I wrote yesterday about surrounding yourself with things and people that matter during times of chaos and challenges. We need a strong support network to help us get through our obstacles. For example, last year I faced a number of challenges with a neighbour who was causing noise and disrupting our lives to a large degree. However, we mustn’t let others disrupt our inner peace otherwise we get dragged

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Posted By Tony Fahkry in Personal Growth on March 17, 2020

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    Well said Deborah, thank you! You are choosing to acknowledge the current conditions as they are, yet be proactive in your daily life. That is the essence of our life's narrative: Life goes on. The changes we are experiencing are teaching us valuable lessons about ourselves and the way in which we live. Adopting a despairing mindset does little, other than reinforce a negative mindset.

    The accompanying quote by the Australian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor serves as a timely reminder that our attitude and how we respond is the one thing that cannot be taken away from us in times of disruption:

    "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

    Tony Fahkry on March 17, 2020

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    Thankyou for sharing that personal experience Tony. Very inspirational in how you can use a challenging time to surrender more and become more joyful and present.

    What I am finding at the moment it helping me, it that when I find my thoughts wandering into the negative about our current global challenges, I change the focus to where I can make a difference. For example in my business, I can do many things to help facilitate positive change. Where focus goes energy flows.

    Even though our current situation with the COVID-9 virus needs to be taken seriously and we need to take all the recommended precautions and actions—doing it a stressful, worried way only makes it more challenging for us. When we focus on what we can change and do it helps us to feel less powerless.

    Deborah Tyson on March 17, 2020

    Thankyou Tony for sharing, that is so true! One of the books that has influenced me most of all in my life is "Man's search for meaning" by Victor Frankl. It allowed me to understand that even in the most dire and worst of circumstances you still have yourself and your mindset and no-one can take that away from you.

    Deborah Tyson on March 18, 2020

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