One antidote is to simply let the breath guide us into stability. Sit like a strong mountain inhaling and exhaling slowly for five minutes.
Over time as you focus and cultivate your practice increase the breathwork from five minutes once a day to five minutes three times a day.
As you cultivate this skill your mind and body will engage in calmness and relaxation. It is truly common to feel the stability of a mountain as you continue to practice. Your thoughts will slow down and retire to the back plateau of your mind.
Today’s Mindfulness Practice: •For no reason: Giggle. Chortle. Laugh. Loudly! •Let the grief roll out. The sadness. The confusion. The fear. Let it all go… •Laugh! Build the energy field of your life. •Go for 30 seconds. •What arose in you during those 30 seconds? •Now imagine…if each of us on this magnificent planet laughed wholeheartedly for 30 seconds what might arise? •I’ve been doing it at the top of the hour today. Join me? Let’s create a WOW Day!
Remember, it’s not about something that is funny…it’s about the action of laughing, smiling, giggling, chortling. Again…what arises for you….?
Story Lines can be invaluable when it is time to learn something. But when the teaching is over, the need for the Story Line is over. By letting go and moving away from the story we open up into even more of who we are.
A Mindful Practice for Today! •Choose the Story Line that has stopped serving you. •Firmly order your Monkey Mind to stop juicing the Story Line with attention. •Tell your Inner Critic to walk away from it and find another Story Line that will serve you. •Watch your Gremlin put the unneeded Story Line on the back parking lot of your mind. •And now…settle into the aliveness within you…what do you notice? •Keep me posted! I’m doin’ it with you!
“It’s only in the looking back do we see the straight and narrow.” Darrell Scott – Crooked Road.
I. As a young girl I dared myself to: •Jump over that wide ditch running with water! •Stand up on the bike seat and coast down the hill! •Climb up to the highest branch! •Hold my breath to 50 under water! •Water ski over the jelly fish pod!
II. As a teenager the dares became challenges: •Complete all your Girl Scout badges by next summer! •Memorize The Raven in 24 hours! •Practice, practice and practice after school to make cheerleading try-outs!
III. Years later the challenges have evolved into letting go of old belief systems and living the highest excitement.
I dare you and I challenge you to choose and follow your highest excitement today while circumventing the belief systems that say otherwise.