Anyone that’s ever flown in an airplane has heard the emergency instructions –
“Be sure to secure your own mask before helping others.”
The picture on the safety instructions even show a small child and this can seem counterintuitive. What parent wouldn’t make sure their children are ok before tending to their own needs?!?
But, of course, logically this makes sense. If you don’t first focus on your own mask there’s a pretty good chance you’ll pass out (or worse) before ups can even help your child or others.
So it is with our own minds.
If our minds aren’t clear and our intentions pure, we are in no position to help those around us – especially those closest to us.
Five minutes per day – that’s all it takes to gain some perspective and quiet your mind. It may not seem like a lot but it’s enough.