Physical, emotional, spiritual – the brain processes all pain the same – as a signal “it hurts”. I am retraining my nervous system when I feel such a signal. Or even this – a strong and intense sensation… that my mind screams to me, “This is too much!” It is safe to feel. I am not being annihilated. Whatever happens, I am okay. I turn to my breath and presence myself in the moment. I am fully capable of handling what I am feeling. I tell myself a new story. This is not ‘overwhelming’. This is what it feels like to be ‘whelmed’. And I am nestled firmly and forever in the safe and loving arms of The Universe. I put my attention on my breath and what I am feeling. I will sit with this. I will let this sensation course through me and fully feel it. I will not try to dodge, stuff, avoid, smother, medicate or look outside of myself in any other way to change, dull, or otherwise effect this. I will face it. Turn into it. Invite it in. Accept it. Welcome it. I will consciously bring in the breath as my faithful companion while I open to and allow this, untethered, to run free throughout me. I am dancing with it. Ahhhh….hhhh.hhhh. This is what it means to be me. To be. Thank you, Universe, for bringing me this assignment. Thank you for this gift of life. I bow to Your wisdom. I am here, open, ready to take on whatever You bring me. Thank you for this remarkable gift of life.
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