Dr. Rick Hanson’s “Just One Thing” newsletter has a fabulous commentary this week on the notion of grasping. In Yoga Philosophy, we learn that grasping for something (pleasure, material things, relationships) contributes to suffering. By bringing awareness to your heartfelt desires – comfort, connection, deeper meaning – and observing them without bonding yourself to them allows for greater emotional freedom. But in truth, Rick says it best, so read for yourself. Click the link below for more.
After you’ve had the wisdom and clarity to take a few breaths with some attention to the process and to your body, you should be feeling a little more grounded and ‘in the moment’. If not, try to remain relaxed and trust that you are o.k. As I tell me clients, no one has spontaneously combusted or evaporated from a rapid breath or feelings of agitation. Yes, it is uncomfortable. But it is not fatal. So stay with the process until you feel your body and mind following your lead and coming into the present…continue to follow your breath.
Now you notice that your body is settling down and feeling more at ease. Once there, begin Continue reading