When we use physical exercise, yoga or meditation to avoid uncomfortable emotions we make them stick around longer. This is an invitation to let meditation be a place to practice welcoming all parts of you.
In this podcast episode Gary van Warmerdam and I discuss a different alternative to doing battle with the mind. A way in which you can stop fighting and start accepting.
It all starts with your Attention. Join a free 10 day challenge to shift from stressful identification with your thoughts, emotions and beliefs and into the observer and more relaxed and enjoyable brainwave states.
The fear of losing control and the fear of being responsible are two common belief structures that might get activated during times of uncertainty and change. Becoming aware of them can help with understanding your own reactions as well as having compassion with others.
Stress is not bad. It gives signals to your cells to step it up. It’s when it becomes a chronic state that we run out of fuel and tire ourselves out. And get stuck in the stress response loop. Here is a list of things you can do to step out of the stress response once it has started as well as long term.
Podcast interview included: My life has changed from the self mastery work, I am not the same person who started in 2015. The first changes happened quickly. After only a few weeks the panic attacks stopped. The more skills I learned to let go of emotions and beliefs, the more room for joy and peace was created.