“There is a legitimate reason why one is told ‘breath’ when one is out of sorts. Breath! Take a deep breath. Slow down. Take a pause. When things are going south and one is getting upset remember to breath. It has a calming effect, it relaxes the body and the mind. Breath!
Breath and get centered. What is your center? Your center of gravity. For men, we tend to walk around as if it is high in the chest. It isn’t it is in the pelvis. Women more naturally rest in their center of gravity. This too helps the body and mind to settle. Return to center.
Breath, get centered, relax and let go. Forgive yourself, others, or the circumstances. Focus on something else. Literally, turn your attention away. It is easier to do once you create a pause, a break and get centered. Breath for as long as you need to to get calm.
Never Make Permanent Decisions On Temporary Feelings
There is an inner center as well. You can find it when you calm, let go and feel balanced. You can find your inner core. Your gut, the ‘hara’ from which your energy emanates. Your ‘Chi’ flows. Find your inner center. Find your place of energy and balance. Inside and outside.
When centered and calm you think clearer and act clearer. The mind settles and stops racing. You make better decisions. It is suggested one never decided anything, especially something important, when frustrated, heated, sad or angry. Not the time. Be positive and calm.
Nothing good comes from decisions made in haste; nor actions taken because one is hotheaded or angry. Settle down, cool down, find your center so you can think clearly, assess the situation and stay open to incoming information necessary to decide. Get it?
Each Moment Is A New Beginning Take A Deep Breath Begin Again
To remain open is critical. When we are frustrated or raging we do not have the presence of mind to make good decisions. Therefore never make them while heated. Okay. Relax, let go, calm down, stay open, listen, gather information, assess it and then decide.
Take time to enjoy! Find something right now. Find many things to celebrate and appreciate. Find reasons to delight and be glad. Have fun. Savor it. Take your time. Let your mind wander and discover how many different reasons you have to be thankful! Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes
Delight in your day.
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