Yoga helps us create space. Meditation helps us create space. Our information overload always on world creates a need for space and a reprieve from the noise and mental clutter.
As a person with an overactive thinking mind and lots of unresolved anxiety and trauma, I occasionally become overwhelmed by it all. Today I had a full on panic response and called in sick to work so I could ride it out. Within a few hours, it passed.
I’m fortunate that I can observe myself in reaction to stress and anxiety. My prior self just suffered unwittingly. She would self medicate with excessive work, food, alcohol and media. I don’t do that as much anymore, so at times it feels overwhelming since I am less numbed. I’m also more aware of my emotions, and express them whereas in the past I just denied or avoided them.
Before one can heal, she must become conscious. I’m grateful to be conscious, even if it means more discomfort in the short term
Man, I’m tired.