This was the theme of a recent yoga class I took. It was full of heart openers, lions breaths and pigeon poses. It was also a message I profoundly wanted to share with my clients: "Don't let the world overwhelm you."
In those moments that stretch to hours, that stretch to days .... the moments that feel heavy and insurmountable, there's always a thread to be pulled. What I mean is that something can always be done. Yoga is hugely helpful, but what else? What about sustaining at all hours?
I found myself feeling this similar bought of heaviness recently, the kind I've witnessed in my clients before, so I paused to examine. What? Why? How? When? Where?
What? = Heaviness
Why? = Words from Others, Expectations, Short on Time, Misunderstandings, Exhaustion
How? = Commitment to Guests, Inertia
When? = Morning, Midday, Evening
Where? = Inside, Anticipating Action, Acting Out of Integrity
Witnessing the data and the ebbs and flows I came to examine this:
Triggers are everywhere
Triggers are wolves in sheep's clothing; you never know where and when it can come from
Assumptions have the most heat
Inflammation of the pain comes from giving significance to the "what ifs"
How to Stop It, How to Soften, How to Lighten:
Go right towards the thing and shower with compassion
Increase frequency from podcasts + books
Force a smile on your face
Just say fuck it
Decide you want it more than you are afraid of it
Talk to someone, share everything, release
Act before you're ready