The magic count of ten. When growing up do you remember, or still even use today, the counting method? When you would cry out in anguish for some given reason and your guardian would offer you the, ever so, wise wisdom of, “Count to ten!” Immediately your thoughts were, “Are you kidding me, I almost lost a toe!” As you writhed in pain on the floor.
But the reality was, ‘keep it together until I can get to you.’ We were being forced to breathe, focus and collect our upset. Did you ever think advice, so silly, could be so true? Everything can change in those ten little seconds. We can gain perspective while we utilize those few moments to regain control.
Obviously, a simple monologue of 1..2..3.. won’t solve world peace or make us whole, but if we all practiced this little step before we react, it could have a positive outcome on our instantaneous, negative instincts. Your feelings are valid, it is just what we do with them, and how we do it, that matters. Breathe deep, the peace and energy of light. Breathe out the hurt and despair, count to ten. Everything will be alright, send sunshine.