EP122 How to Anchor Yourself before the Storm Comes
In this episode, I share how an anchor in your life keeps you and your mind grounded in all that you do. For me, my anchor is my family.
KC: Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host.
Today, I want to talk to you about having an anchor in your life. What do I mean by that? So having an anchor really is about – it’s about having the ability to ground yourself in, having the ability to stay when the winds of chaos are happening around you.
So it could be your emotions are all over the place. It could be that your mind is kind of going crazy. We have – one of the things that I’ve learned is we don’t have the ability to stop the thoughts. There are just crazy thoughts that come in sometimes and there are crazy things that happen in our lives.
If we have an anchor, it allows us to stay present and not react when we’re in the middle of a storm. Some different types of anchors, so prayer and belief, and that’s really a deep, deep one for me. I have the blessing of an extremely active mind, a mind that’s just do, do, do. The thing is turning all the time. It’s turning. It’s going. It’s what allows me to come out with all this content on a daily basis. It’s what allows me to just create and envision and – yeah, I love it. But I also know that sometimes, it can turn out crazy thoughts of fear or of “I’m not enough,” or of – that’s really the two. It’s not really – for me, it’s not anger. It’s fear or it’s insecurity or stuff like that.
If I’m not anchored in my connection with God – and I’m going to use that word in this podcast and I know for some people, it’s like, “Ooh!” It gives you the willies. But for me, God is the universe. It’s that energy, that core, that something that is bigger than ourselves, right? So keep it that simple.
For me, if I’m not connected in that, if I’m not anchored in that, I can get caught up in the storm and get totally swept away, totally taken out or I can keep myself anchored.
When you first learn to meditate, what they talk to you about is an anchor and an anchor is something that you focus on. It could be looking at a candle. It could be your breath. It could be saying a mantra over and over. So in meditation, that’s an anchor and inevitably, our mind is going to cuckoo, especially when we first learned to meditate. The mind doesn’t slow down.
A lot of people have this misconception that with meditation, the goal is to stop the mind. It’s not to stop the mind. It’s to be able to hold steady with an anchor, while the mind is doing its own little chatter, or family could be an anchor for you.
I know when – whenever I travel and I’m away from home, my family is my anchor. I have them. They’re in my heart. They’re in my mind. They’re just deep down and it helps me to stay anchored. It helps me to stay centered while I’m away and your purpose, your purpose in life could be an anchor for you.
It helps to keep you grounded. It helps to keep you on the right path, if you’re anchored with your purpose in life. I just wanted to share a quick, little overview of that, because it has had such an impact on my life. My personal anchors have been my family, my purpose and my spiritual path. I know that whenever I have – especially with my spiritual path, my connection with the divine. Whenever I have not been putting in the consistent work of connecting with that anchor, of shining that anchor up, of making sure the chain is nice – you know, it’s there and it’s good and it’s going to – whenever I need to drop that anchor, it’s going to flow right down and yeah, for me, that connection is my anchor.
So what’s the anchor in your life? Do you have something that allows you to stay centered, allows you to stay grounded, allows you to be who you want to be when the storm comes? Because the storms are going to come, guys. What I equate with the storms, the storm is anything that takes you out of your comfort zone and it could be internal or external. It could just be a series of thoughts that start coming over you.
If you’re not anchored, you’re totally going to get swept away or it could be that you’re put in a new situation. You got a new job or you’re in this new situation and there’s this crazy wind of change, this crazy storm going around, on around you. Are you anchored in?
Does that make sense? Make sure you have something in your life that’s anchoring you down and make sure your anchor is who you want to be. Make sure your anchor is at the core of you. It’s also how you can make lasting change in your life. Drop that anchor.
All right. Have a beautiful, beautiful day. We will see you on the next episode.
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