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Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friday, February 13, 2004

Stay calm

There is enormous strength in serenity. Stay calm, and you stay in control.

When noise and clutter and confusion overwhelm the situation, the way forward is with calm and determined strength. Stay calm, and you make the best decisions.

Just because there is a need for urgency does not mean there’s a need for panic. Stay calm, and you can be the most effective.

Anxiety can drain away your energy and give you nothing useful in return. Rushing around in a frenzy brings on carelessness and wasted effort.

You can let yourself be drawn into anxiety and haste, but why would you ever want to? Instead, stay calm, and able to make a positive difference.

Always know that you can choose your own response, whatever the situation. Choose to stay calm, for it is almost always your best first choice.

— Ralph Marston

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