Day 106: You Can Do Anything you Put Your Mind To

by Sarah Devika Sumnauth

So today has proved to be a bit of a struggle what with constant reversals from good to bad and bad to good.  It’s not huge stuff, pretty minor actually (with the exception of scraping the side of my car against a parking garage pole…) for the most part, but at the same time coping with the reversals is stressful.
Which brings me to the topic that I want to talk about today. 
How much emotion in business is apropriate?  How much emotion are you allowed to show without being seen as weak or crazy or whatever other adjective you want to use.  I know in my personal life (and my boyfriend can attest to this) that I am fairly emotional.  And being sensitive truly isn’t a bad thing, but at times can be trying.  And usually I find that it’s just not something that I can turn off, no matter how hard I try. 
What I would like to be able to do is have more control of my emotions, to be able to separate out the things in my life that deserve a reaction and what truly does not matter.  As I mature, I think that this process gets easier, and by no means am I a loose canon, but I would just like to retain my inner equilibrium more often.
A cool idea that I learned today, because I ended up being about 15 minutes late for work (crap) because of horrendous traffic into the city and all the way uptown (I don’t usually drive, but today I’m going to my second Women’s Wellness Circle!) is this.  My coworker Meghan told me that the next time I’m on my way to something and I have a feeling that things are not going to run as smoothly as I would like, than I should say out loud to the Universe, “Thank you for the most benevolent outcome yet,” and then to calm right done.  Simple, to the point and effective apparently.  I’m open minded enough to believe that it can work and today is also the first day that I’m going to try it as I’m going to this Women’s Wellness Circle and I have to make my own way up to Newmarket from Midtown Toronto, at rush hour. 
Maybe in the future, I will try to use this in other scenarios instead of allowing my emotions to run amok and take me down a path I don’t want to go.  I have a good feeling that it might help.  And if intuition is the upside of emotion than I will do just that… The teaching I believe is that you can do anything you put your mind to.  So with that in mind I would like to make the most of my emotions and use them to the betterment of others, in my life, in my personal relationships and especially in my Business practices.