What should we do when life throws us lemons? After all, we are living in a flawed world and are prone to anxieties, guilt, torment, depression, and all kinds of problems.
The answer, according to Pastor Joseph Prince, is to believe right. In his latest book, The Power of Right Believing, Prince teaches that “right believing always produces right living” and allows us to “let go of a life of defeat and step into a life full of victory, security, and success”. Focusing our thoughts on God’s love and mercy yields far better outcomes than believing in unhealthy emotions which lead to “toxic feelings of guilt, shame, condemnation, and fear” and ultimately negative behaviors, actions and addictions.
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Let’s be still for a moment.
Slow your thoughts down. Calm your jarred nerves.
Stop scrolling endlessly through your smartphone. The world won’t end with one less “like”, comment, Tweet, or Instagrammed pic.
Put that device down. Shut it off or put it on “flight” mode.
Place it in another room.
Walk to the most quiet place you can find.
Close the door. Cool your environment with a fan or air-con.
Dim the lights.
Find a nice comfortable chair. Sit in a restful posture.
Breathe. Inhale deeply.
Hold it there for a while.
Then slowly and evenly exhale.
Do this for about 10 times.
When you’re done, let your mind drift.
Allow your senses to wander.
Forget about the cares of this world. Let it all melt away…
Close your eyes. Think tranquil thoughts.
If you wish, you can meditate.
Focus on the people and things which truly matter.
God. Your family. Great friends. Happy memories of past events.
Laughter. Joy. Love. Warmth. Happiness.
Now is also a good time to pray.
Cast your cares upon God. Let Him shoulder your burdens.
Or you can paint a beautiful picture in your mind. Anything that puts you at peace.
Golden sandy beaches. Cascading waterfalls. Turquoise blue oceans. Snow peaked mountains.
Or think of nothing at all.
Let serenity and silence envelope your body.
Allow it to percolate your mind and body.
Feel your muscles relax. From the tip of your head to the soles of your feet.
Be one with the environment.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of stillness.
Open your palms. Release that tension. Release that fear. Release that worry.
Visualise the wind blowing them away. Dissolved into harmless nothingness.
Remain in this state of tranquility for as long as you can.
When you’re ready to get back into the world, slowly reawaken your senses.
One by one let it come back.
Move your arm, your leg and your body.
Finally, open your eyes. Calmly. Gently.
Rise and stand. Stretch.
Open the door and face the world.
Refreshed. Recharged. Reinvigorated.
Repeat as often as you can afford to.
Nick Vujicic is a man on a global mission. And boy is he creating waves wherever he goes.
At the tender age of 31, Nick is a motivational guru, evangelist, and author of several bestselling books. A celebrated speaker, he gets invitations to speak from all over the world – Australia (Melbourne was his childhood home), Europe, US, China, India, Africa, and South East Asia (including Singapore). He is also an avid swimmer, surfer, sky diver, and actor.
An ancient manuscript from Accra (a city off Egypt) emerges. Dated July 14, 1099, it depicted events that took place during the time of the First Crusades, when French Christian invaders laid seige to the holy city of Jerusalem.
While the city prepared itself for the invasion of the Christian army surrounding its gates, a group of men and women of every age and faith gather. Jews, Muslims and Christians, they huddle to hear the words of a Greek spiritual philosopher known as the Copt, a wise sage whose words uncover the deep mysteries of life.