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    On Jan 8, 2014 Rajnikant wrote:

     Kristin wrote "I am living in an environment which causes external stress and eventually that affects my internal peace". We need to define external stress since stress is a due to our beliefs of not liking a particulate situation or an interaction. Our beliefs are in the mind which is internal. So, what is the best way to handle such an external event? The way i learned from Holistic Science  is that any adverse situation we have to make the best out of it since it is teaching us and it is redemption and challenging time. Why should a situation make me miserable? I can always turn it around. So, one has to say ok this is it how can I see positivity in it and why I do not like it or why it happened. I want to be happy no matter what. Once you start inner reflection, you will get an answer and you will change your belief. If you see good in everything and everyone you will feel good. By the same token when you are feeling good and happy you can also examine internally why you are in such a state and you will learn which will help you in adverse cases. Be posititve and you will feel great. Good luck and all the very very best.

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    On Jan 8, 2014 Always Love wrote:

     From the minute we are born we pick up our crosses.  Each day, new crosses . . . Heavier crosses . . . Other people's crosses . . . .  Each day, we journey with our crosses.  It is humanly impossible to journey earth without a cross (since if we were to lay our cross down, we'd be picking up yet another).  Just like Jesus, when the burden gets too great, we have to fall down . . . Rest . . . And get back up again.
    Mother Angelica (in a rerun), last evening, shared something like this, "It is better that we "carry" our cross (as opposed to "dragging" it) for obvious reasons.  
    Listen to Jill Briscoe today on the radio program "Telling the Truth".  (I couldn't catch the entire program because I was helping someone else carry their cross, but the part I heard was "spot on".

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