Life understands our imperfect humanness and she generously and repeatedly offers us new moments to notice what happens when we accept the reality of the very second in which we find ourselves. She knows relief and peace await us when we pause our need to try and force this moment to be different than it actually is.
Hi, all you lovely peeps! I was getting ready to send you a New Year’s card and realized I couldn’t possibly send you the one I was planning because, well, it didn’t feel true to me! SO I made you a video instead. 😁
I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this example of a fist and feelings since I first heard it! I bet you’re thinking, “Uh oh!”, but don’t worry. Nobody got punched in the end. 😊
Big feelings don’t always need to be worked out quickly in order to find relief. When the intensity of a feeling grows, it can be helpful to change the channel for a bit. Instead of working harder to find the fixes, change the channel, and do something else entirely. This ends up creating MORE space for the big feelings to come out as the real deal, rather than all wrapped up in a big, confusing reaction.
Do you know what I realized as my serious day came to an end? It would have been ok to give myself permission not to accomplish.
Something changed when I started learning how to be present IN my body instead of just my mind when I was full of resentment. My thinking mind wanted to keep my focus out there on the other person’s behavior. But my body had something else in mind. It was beckoning me back home…
So I ask you, “What creates this space for YOU in your life? Do you already know? O rare you curious about what might create this space that naturally leads you to guidance and relief from anxiety without having to work so hard to get there?”.
We’ve all got our triggers, right? Those things that can make us go from chill and happy to enraged, intensely anxious, or terribly sad in one fell swoop. And I’m sure you’ve noticed that when you’re with family, some of those triggers you haven’t seen in a long time suddenly resurface!
My family and I are in the car right now, headed back from our COVIDtime vacation. I’m happy to report that I am NOT driving as I type this!
What if the present moment is waiting patiently for you to return to it, ready to offer you the relief that your busy, anxious mind easily forgets you will find there?
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