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Saturday, August 30, 2014

CRISIS: A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.

Most people think of a crisis as a terrible situation that could really disrupt or destroy their life. We have been trained to think of a crisis as something horrible, but the actual definition from the dictionary points us in a different direction.

The dictionary actually defines a crisis as a decisive point or turning point. When you think of a crisis in this way, it has a completely different meaning.

A turning point can be a good thing, depending on how you perceive it. As with most "problems," how you think about the issue plays a major role. 

When you change your thoughts concerning a specific situation, you start to see things in a different way. 
A turning point can be good or bad, depending on how you handle it and how you look at it.

In The Noble Eightfold Path, we are told that one of the eight most important traits is right concentration. And, we know from more modern, as well as other ancient, teachings, that what we focus our thoughts on expands. 

So how you look at the "crisis" is very important.

Next time you find that you, your family, or your friend is facing some type of crisis, try to see things from a different perspective.

Turn the "crisis" into a positive turning point instead of a horrible situation. 

When you do this, you will find that, what most of us see as a terrible crisis, can be looked at from a different perspective, and can be mentally changed into a "turning point" or "decisive situation" instead of something horrible. 

Your thoughts have more power than you think.