Here are some ways to help bring awareness back into the present moment. Having taught these tips to many clients, we find them to be very helpful to relieve stress, worry, anxiety. By focusing your awareness back into yourself in a loving and compassionate way; it helps to re-direct your thoughts with gentleness. From that point, you can move forward and take action, and make decisions from a more loving space.
~Stop whatever you are doing and get outside and breathe in fresh air
~Come into full acceptance of whatever is in front of you without comparing it to what you think it should be
~Appreciate the beauty of Nature (A flower, a tree, the sky, etc)
~Reflect on a time when there was a miracle in your life
~Let go of any perceived stress in your life (even if only for a moment)
~Focus on having compassion for yourself and others
~Have a cup of tea while fully focused on the making and the drinking of the tea
~Straighten your posture and focus on your spine
~Set a timer for 10 minutes and sit with eyes closed focus on breath
~Remember to be very sweet with yourself.
~from Gateways of Inspiration, by catherine epstein
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Then I experienced the cosmic 2x4. That's my term for a course correction in life.
For me, it was a freaky fall, landing on my elbow, bruising a few ribs has set my plans on hold for now.
To be truthful, I've had some 'why me?' moments where I question the higher purpose. I've questioned what I could have done differently. Yet, the answer I get is "shit happens" and sometimes we don't know the higher purpose.