Joseph Bailey (author of Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane) wrote a poem/song with his wife Michael Bailey- give it a read.
My mind is like a hurricane
I’m feeling out of control
My thoughts are overwhelming me
And I don’t know where to go
I’m living life in the fast lane
It’s driving me insane,
Can’t stop my thoughts from spinning
I’m lost inside my brain
My mind is like a hurricane
Spinning outa control,
I need to slow it down
But I don’t know where to go
I’ll find the eye of the hurricane
I know there’s peace inside,
I’ll rest my mind in the calm
And jump off this crazy ride.
The eye of the hurricane is
Peace within my soul,
It’s mine to have and rest in,
The calm that makes me whole
If my mind’s like a hurricane
I can ride and tame it’s force,
Rest inside it’s eye
And stay within my Source
When my thoughts start to whirl
Again and again,
I now know how to stop them,
I know to go within
My mind was like a hurricane
It was driving me insane
And now I see the “I” inside me,
Where I shall remain.
This poem was written in collaboration with her husband, Joe Bailey.
Michael Bailey’s career as a visual artist/poet spans over four decades. Her poetry often inspires a new painting and sometimes it even becomes imbedded in her mixed-media art. Whether poetry or painting, she works from a state of quiet receptivity allowing heart and hand to move of their own accord. Without preconceptions Michael trusts in the direction that inspiration provides. “I paint and write for the joy of discovering the endless forms that creative energy can assume – in me and on the paper in front of me.” You can follow Michael on her website or on Facebook.
Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane
Unlocking Resilience in Turbulent Times
What is the Transformation Principle? This principle is a realization of the fundamental way our mind works that brings about a “transformative resilience” that radically shifts the way we understand ourselves and our chaotic world. It creates an inner strength and self-confidence, enabling us to see it is our thinking that creates our experience and the quality of our lives.
Burnout prevention and resilience in a changing world. As a leader in the field of addiction therapies and strategies for overcoming fear and burnout, Joseph Bailey has piloted a number of programs on transformative resilience at the Mayo Clinic, The University of Minnesota Medical School―Center for Spirituality and Healing, addiction treatment centers, and healthcare facilities. Thousands of students, clients, and professionals have been inspired and educated by his Transformation Principle. He has provided his program of practical tips and proven methods to first responders and a variety of professions including businesses, social service agencies, hospitals, universities, and school communities.