Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Finding Your Inner Om

Worry looks around, sorry looks back, and faith looks up.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Calm is more than just being relaxed. Calm is when your whirling, twirling mind slows down long enough to meet with your spirituality. Calm is when your trust is greater than your worry and anxiety. Worry and anxiety can emotionally hurl you to your wit’s end yet they can also be your greatest teachers. These emotions allow the opportunity for your utmost growth and expansion. That is, if you allow them to teach you, seek calm in your life, and aim to connect with that which is larger than yourself.

-Focus on the here and now instead of projecting your apprehension into the future. Worry tends to remove us from the present moment.

-Trust your intuition on when to wait and when to act. Worry and anxiety feeds our need to control.

-Notice when your anxiety rises and recognize that this is your spirituality disengaging. This is the time to move toward reconnecting.

-Ask yourself what divine teaching an emotion is trying to teach you.

-Seek anxiety relief with alternative therapy and bodywork such as massage, acupuncture, reiki, visualization, mediation, or therapeutic touch. You can also try calming yourself by placing your palm of hand over your heart chakra (located mid-chest) which is the energy center for unconditional love.

- Above all else, be more warrior than worrier.

Buddhist Loving-Kindness Prayer

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