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The Calm Whisperer
Stress, worry and anxiety are all over us. Nobody is immune from these, not even a very positive person like me, specially when frustration sets it.
There was a point in my life I was very frustrated — with work, health and personal relationships.
I had temper flare-ups and so much anxiety. I was restless.
Because I felt things were so bad, and I felt I wasn’t doing anything right, I would easily frustrated.
Maybe I got so insecure, that even seemingly innocent remarks would set me off.
My family was a witness to this.
I’ve slammed, smashed, banged, broken, kicked and punched things and screamed like a caveman, at a snap, in fits of anger.
I saw the worst of me. Although I never hurt anybody physically, I knew that my temper hurt my loved ones emotionally and it damaged my relationship with them.
It didn’t help that I had a stuttering problem growing up. I often stuttered when I’m agitated, and this creates more frustration, resulting in a cycle that ends up very bad for me.
I know I needed to change. I know this wasn’t the REAL me. I was becoming a different person, someone that I didn’t want to become — an angry and miserable being.
I needed to take back control in my life. I prayed for it.
I read a lot inspirational books, reached out to successful people, listened to motivational tapes, and attended seminars that rebuilt my confidence and appreciation of being in good terms with one’s self and others.
But that wasn’t enough. Those were external forces. They helped but they were not critical to my change.
I worked hard within myself, continuing to go back to the person I was, before I had the issues that I got so frustrated about. I even went back to my childhood, my parents, their parents, and tried to understand myself more.
I walked back in time, retraced my steps and really did an “emotional surgery” to get to the root of all of these stress, worry, anger and resentment.
With self-determination, and help of my loved ones and by mastering the mind, body and spirit and how they all work together to create a STRONGER and HAPPIER PERSON, the road to success is clearer. Reading the Holy Scriptures also gave me the clarity of mind and purpose that I needed.
It wasn’t easy, and success will not be overnight — nothing will ever be that instant.
Gradually, I was able to stop the raging, and slowly reversing the damage I have done on my self and psyche.
But we all know that there will always be stress, anxiety and problems in life. I did not suddenly become a monk and lived a life of peace.
I’m just like ANYBODY else, living in the same world as you do, breathing the same air, going through life’s up and downs.
I know I’m not alone. Over the years of my career, I’ve worked with people who have the same or worse temper problems. I’ve seen a boss slam phones and bang tables and scream over very small computer problems. He even screamed at my face infront of a lot of people. Talk about getting a dose of my own medicine.
I knew people needed to be more calm, and the world will be a better place.
As I set out on a journey towards calm, peace and clarity, I am sharing my lessons with my loved ones, friends, and all those I can reach through writing, speaking, and art.
Calm Whisperer is the culmination of this mission of mine to change myself for the better and hopefully start a change in other people who suffer the same.
Even if I can just touch the life of one person, I will be fulfilled. For BIG THINGS start from small. MANY starts from ONE.
So let’s KEEP CALM and CARRY ON, as the popular meme goes.