I just had a moment of panic. Someone important to me doesn’t approve of me in some way. The way they don’t approve doesn’t matter in the long run (or even in the short run) but still, she’s important to me, so it matters.
I had a moment of panic. It happens, and not too often. But when it does happen…
I take a deep breath. Air flows in through my nose, deeply through the lungs, into the diaphragm, and then up and out through the mouth.
I remember that, yes, I still have breath. I still am here. Whatever’s wrong is not so wrong because I am here. And I am still.
I tagged this #meditation because my meditation practice taught me how to come down from panic to stillness in less than a minute. No crossed legs and fingers touching. Just stop, and breathe.
If you’ve read this far, and you don’t have a meditation practice, go here.
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