For some reason I happen to have lots of loved ones with anxiety. While anxiety is not my cup of predisposed emotional hiccup (hello depression) I am learning more and more about the reality behind what it feels like to lose control over one's body.
And it sounds terrifying.
It did however inspire today's message: (ha! glass half full)
So, if Einstein's maxim holds gravity, and problems aren't in fact solved with the same logic that they were created, then.... we kinda have a problem.
Let's take anxiety for example; which is simply the last stage our body reaches in experiencing disconnection from it's power due to continuous fear and worry. Fear and worry constitute logic #1.
We dont want to follow logic #1.
We want a new way, a new energy.
A shift, to logic #2.
The other day I overheard my loved one exclaim:
"I f****** hate my anxiety!!! "
It was weird, but it hurt me to hear that. Something inside me got all tight and uncomfortable. It sounded very... logic 1ish#.
Meditating on my breath has helped me become very aware of how the words we use affect our emotions. It's also lead me to create a new, gentler, relationship with my own discomforts. Anxiety, or any other discomfort, is not outside of us, it's not something to run away from or try to "kill". It's simply a wounded part of ourselves that is calling for more understanding.
Not hate. Not disgust. But acceptance, curiosity, love.
I invite you to take take 5 to 10 minutes in a comfortable and peaceful environment. Bring to your attention something that brings you deep discomfort. Acknowledge the way you have been "talking" to this part of yourself. Is it hateful? Change the logic.
Is it distrusting? Change the logic.
Is it fearful? Change the logic.
Make amends by apologizing for any cruelty. Promise yourself that from now you will get through this together. As allies, not enemies.
Message me if you'd like personalized support in creating a healing breathing practice.
You have the power to create a new inner dialogue.
And a new reality.