“The worst thing that can happen to you is a thought.” – Byron Katie
In the eye of the storm there is perfect calm. Just beyond this, all hell breaks loose.
This picture of a hurricane is a great way for us to understand how to find peace in our lives. Everywhere beyond now, is a potentially painful, perhaps even terrifying, place to be.
The further we venture beyond the present moment, the more we are in danger of getting tortured by thoughts that easily run amok, roaring about would have, should have or could be, ripping out trusted trees, tearing up the tarmac, smashing our dreams.
Our minds are more fluid, more destructive but also more forgiving than tropical storms. And perhaps more mysterious too. We can restore calm any instant we choose.
Once when my mind was whipping up a dark storm, a stranger on the other side of the world said to to me, “Stop. Breathe. Smile.”
We come back to ourselves and our own calm center by remembering to breathe.
Today, perhaps I am that stranger on the other side of the world passing this gold nugget on to you.
What does this have to do with your hands? Everything and nothing.
Your fingerprints reveal what stirs you up; what drives your own stormy weather. Knowing this, it is easier to see that we are the source, the creator of our own blessed dream.
For example, if you have one or more arch fingerprint on your hands, finding peace/managing existential fear is the primary theme in your life.
6 and more arches and your whole life is fascinating exploration of this theme.