Monday, July 26, 2010

Overcoming Our Mood Swings Time;ly advice from Henri Nouwen....

My friends may simply ask me "Ya Think?" knowing me well.  Still how you start your day can determine how it goes.   Lady GaGa or something quiet.  You pick it....

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Daily Meditation (Henri Nouwen)

Overcoming Our Mood Swings

Are we condemned to be passive victims of our moods? Must we simply say: "I feel great today" or "I feel awful today," and require others to live with our moods?

Although it is very hard to control our moods, we can gradually overcome them by living a well-disciplined spiritual life. This can prevent us from acting out of our moods. We might not "feel" like getting up in the morning because we "feel" that life is not worth living, that nobody loves us, and that our work is boring. But if we get up anyhow, to spend some time reading the Gospels, praying the Psalms, and thanking God for a new day, our moods may lose their power over us.

Share your thoughts on this reflection. These reflections are taken from Henri J.M. Nouwen's Bread for the Journey.

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