Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways. I love you for the awareness you bring to my mind, the movement you bring to my heart and the tears that you can bring to my eyes. On my worst of days, you are there. On my best of days, you are there. There is no escaping you, as you are always by my side.
Imagine if we took our emotions and thanked them on the daily rather than trying to run and hide from them? Or better yet, then being angry with them and having some really bad things to say about them. Have you ever noticed when you sit and focus on something, that is all that you see? So in the midst of anxiety, when we sit and just focus on the out of control feeling, what happens? Our heart races more and panic continues to ensue. We immediately go into this fight or flight mode and our body releases cortisol. What would happen if we took our emotional hat off for a moment. Think of Joy or Sadness from the movie “Inside Out”, what if we took these players and set them on the sidelines while we allowed our rational mind to set in for a moment. What would our anxiety, anger, sadness, frustration look like then? What if we took their names off their jerseys while we were at it. And instead looked at them for what they were. A player in the game that can be sidelined at any moment.
Mary O'Meara -