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I have a lot going on in my life, it is filled with things I need to do, people I need to help, some I have to take care of. This can weigh me down along with the ins and outs of day to day life. Continuing from the last blog post what I do to take care of myself when I experience these feelings is to go back to the recorded meditation I added to my last blog post. This is a great way to overcome anxiety and fear but it is also a pathway to radically accepting where I am today, right now. If I practice this meditation daily, maybe twice a day, the acceptance that doesn't yet exist will show up. This in turn creates space for other feelings as well as compassion and a desire to help others. So take a moment to listen to the embedded meditation in the last blog post. Let us know what you think.
Link to last blog: http://aaron-warren-fv6s.squarespace.com/blog/2013/8/5/fight-or-flight
What is your reaction to intense sensation or feelings? Do you run like hell? Do you fight? Do you fight, wound, maim or kill and then run? Think of this in the application of your relation to the rest of the world. Most of us dislikes suffering, being hurt, or causing hard feeling towards another, however often through misunderstandings or perceptions this occurs. Now go back and ask yourself, how do I respond to this? Is it my way or the highway? What I have learned is that most often my desire to be right outweighs all other desires, while my intention is to relieve suffering. The challenge that I often encounter is that in my attempt to relieve suffering individuals may not be ready to or open to relieve them of this burden. It boils down to the saying when the student is ready the teacher appears, this is when it is right to give space. When I allow for the transformative process to take its own shape and its own path it generally works out.
Do these feelings of anger or perception of pain really serve you? Do you relish these feelings? What I have found that works (I write this to remind myself) is to Pray for the ability to forgive, to let others have their own experience and that they may find the peace that I have found. Then I go about helping another, there is no greater satisfaction in my life than doing something for someone else.
If you are dealing with periods of stress and anxiety I offer this simple meditation:
Sit comfortably, close your eyes, focus on breathing in, exhaling out… now begin to say to yourself: “At this moment everything is as it should be” Repeat this process for 10 -15 minutes.