Wednesday, April 4, 2012

TIL 01

Find a calm sure place inside yourself and go there often.
(at least once a day)

There are several ways to get there, but one of the easiest is to breath calmly and do a check of where you are physically.  Start with your feet (for example) and feel them, then move up your body, checking your ankles, your calves, the muscles, the bones, if there is sensation in particular.  The feel of your clothes, or the wind on your bare feet.  Hot? Cold? Comfortable? Uncomfortable?

No judgement, just check in with yourself.

Work your way up going through each part of your body, until you have reached your head, the hair on your head.

Then feel how you feel totally, all over.

Note what changes happen between before and after your doing this exercise.  Did anything change?  Do you feel different afterwards?  How?  Describe it to yourself.  Did your breathing change in anyway?  How about the way you feel?

It's no more complicated than that.

Try it.  Let me know what you experience and what comes from trying it.

For me, it is a great way to deal with stress, or stressful thoughts, or panic.  Even if doing this doesn't remove the unpleasant feeling completely, it can diminish it greatly for me.

If I feel unclear or unsure about something, doing this usually helps me see more clearly.

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