Calm, Effective living, Healthy Happy Loving Life, Kebba Buckley Button, stress, The life you want
© 2021 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved.
Image by Rendy Novantino on Unsplash
All week, I have been offering ways to assist you in finding your CALM— so important in this chaotic world. I have argued that being able to move into your CALM and carry it with you has become an essential tool for your well-being. Today, I offer the seventh piece in this series: Catching Calm from Someone Else.
It may seem obvious that you can catch a bad attitude from someone else. Stressed-out people make most of us feel tense and stressed-out. You can catch anger from someone else: for example, the person who comes into the room angry and blasts you. Then you feel angry, too, but you weren’t at all angry a minute before. (It wasn’t even your anger.)
Image by Jared Rice on Unsplash
You can catch comfort from someone, as when you were little, you were crying, and Mom or Dad came over and held you. Remember that reassurance and that CALM you felt? Mom or Dad knew everything would be all right, and you got that feeling by transfer. And then you were CALM.
Today, think of other people around whom you felt CALM in the past, or people you know now, with whom you feel CALM. Perhaps you are inspired to calmness by someone you know Out There: a yoga teacher, a pastor, the guy who taught you to ride horses. Perhaps one of the horses had a strangely calming effect on you. Maybe you remember your friend who made a trip to Iceland (below) and brought back stunning, calming photos. Maybe you just saw the unusual guy, in a complete business suit, sitting on a garden bench, totally relaxed (top image, above).
Image by Anthony Tori on Unsplash
The calmest person I ever saw, to me, embodied perfect, transcendent Peace Within. Her serenity was so great that it has remained in my heart for many years. I was a stressed-out engineering manager, returning from a conference in Pittsburgh. Always geared-up, I was walking quickly through the Pittsburgh airport, looking for my departure gate. Well off to my left, I caught a view of an unusual person: a nun in full traditional ankle-length habit, veil and wimple. She was moving peacefully yet confidently in the opposite direction from me. From her radiated such absolute peace that I had to stop completely to take her in. I was affected, even mesmerized. Right away, I unbent my hurrying posture and re-set to peaceful mode, even slowing my pace; I wanted to be like she was. Whenever I think of her, I feel that CALM once more. I caught CALM from the nun in a hectic airport. So who can you catch CALM from?
From time to time, let yourself ponder the energies of the key and not-that-key people in your life. Are one or more CALM enough that you can catch it from them? Now, that’s you, being more and more Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm!
Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM, is an energy transformation expert, holistic guide, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime energy healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, email@example.com .
Alice Gerard said:
In my blog post today, I talked about kayaking on the Niagara River. I truly managed to catch calm from the river. It was a chance to be one with the water, and it was very much a catching calm moment.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Tammy Fuller said:
I LOVE this idea of catching calm from someone else. I totally understand the concept of catching stress from others. It really resonates with me that I can also catch calm from others and I can BE that calm for others.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Doug Jarvie said:
yes, I understand the flow of energy you are talking about. I also was a manager of engineers and I have been told more than a few times that I am a calming influence.
However, for some that are buzzing about in an effort to get something done, they see my calm methods as not in alignment with their purpose and get upset. Not that they were not upset in the first place. At one point I had a vision of myself like a black hole, sucking the energy out of everyone around me. In reality, I prefer to inject humour into my surroundings.