Updated: Jan 22
I have a lot going on just now and when that happens I can get pulled down into it. I forget to not let my mind run away into fear sometimes, and once that happens, I can get a bit anxious and it comes out physically too; sore muscles and my allergies can get a bit worse. I forget that I am here now and get taken by the what if's.
I am getting better at recognising it pretty quickly and I know that there are things I can do to help stop my mind going down the train track of worry. So this morning, I could feel I was a bit edgy, so even though we needed to leave for school, I took my shoes and socks off and stood out in the garden.
I took a moment to really feel the cold, wet grass under my feet and the took some really good, steady breaths. I dropped this breath into my belly, then into my feet, and took time to notice I was really connected to the earth.
Grounded and I'm back here. I just wanted to remind you that you always have it within you somewhere to find your way back to yourself.
...and I opened my eyes to see my littlest had joined me and that this amazing sight had emerged as I had closed my eyes, deepened my breath, felt the earth under my feet, and did nothing else.