Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Bill Whittle: "It's not a brain issue, it's a heart issue"

My advice? Reprogram your brain to soothe your heart.

Advice I need to take to heart (see what I did there?)  Okay - cheap shot, but worthy of reflection.

Just a few days ago I posted a video of Benjamin Hardy telling us how our brains work, or don't, as the case might be, and how to be a high hope person.

So what did I do yesterday? While doing my morning routine of journaling, checking my agenda for the day, prayer, and spiritual reading, I actually wrote "yuck" next to one of the items on my schedule for the day.  It was defrosting the large upright freezer in the barn - a task I'm obviously not fond of doing.

By the time I finished my spiritual reading, I thought to myself, "What the hell is wrong with you? There are people who don't even own a freezer packed with all sorts of delicious food. And you think defrosting it is a hardship?" 

After re-framing the job in my mind as a privilege I was able to whip it out in record time (mainly since I discovered years ago using a shop vac made short work of the ice and water.)  And, guess what? It wasn't "yuck."

Bill Whittle: "I can't be the only person who looks around and says what the hell is happening here?"

Trust me on this, Bill - you're not!

Bill, Scott, and Stephen discuss this issue in their video. 

When you spend your life immersed in news that leaves you deeply sad, how do you handle the heartache? In this intensely-personal episode, the men of Right Angle — Bill Whittle, Stephen Green and Scott Ott — grapple with the emotional impact of the barrage of 24/7 news.



Virtual Mirage: Sunday Sermonette  LL outdid himself with this fine sermonette

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