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I’m sure you’ve asked so many questions over the past few months:
- Why did this happen?
- Where are we going?
- How do we get over this?
- What’s next for me?
- How can I get my life back?
I found a much more useful question that actually has a clear answer:
Where do I start?
Start with stillness. Start with stillness before you make decisions, before you pick up the telephone, before you hit send, before you start a conversation.
Start with stillness before you express your outrage, before you engage in a protest, before you try to contribute to societal change.
We are living in very challenging times, and very few practices can make a difference in how we effectively express ourselves and move towards needed change. Stillness is one of those practices.
Stillness is one of my favorite topics, and watching my reactions to the world events, I know I need to continue to practice it, so I invite you to be still too.
If you can’t be still, you won’t be able to hear what is your next yes.
If you don’t know how to be still, you’ll never access the wealth of wisdom available to you.
If you are afraid to be still, you won’t take inspired action.
If you avoid being still, you won’t be able to create the life of your dreams.
Trust me, I’ve tried to make decisions without getting quiet and still, and the results were less than satisfactory!
What blocks you from being still?
Maybe you feel afraid, maybe you aren’t ready to absorb or hear what might surface if you get still. Maybe being still feels boring or useless… maybe you don’t value stillness.
As usual, Tapping is an amazingly effective tool to clear the noise and distractions so you can start with stillness before you take your next step.
Below are my Tapping suggestions:
Side of the hand: Even though I’m afraid to be still, I choose to accept my feelings anyway. Even though I avoid being still because I’m afraid of what might surface, I deeply and completely love and accept myself. Even though I just don’t know how to get and be still, I accept who I am and how I feel anyway.
Eyebrow: I’m afraid of being still
Side of Eye: I’m afraid of what might surface
Under Eye: I’m worried about my feelings
Nose: What if it feels too intense
Chin: I’m not used to appreciating stillness
Collarbone: I’ve been avoiding stillness
Under Arm: I’m afraid to slow down
Head: I’m afraid of what might happen if I slow down
Take a deep breath, and feel the emotions that are surfacing as you consider stillness.
Side of the Hand: Even though I’m still afraid to be still, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway… even though I’m still afraid to be still, I accept who I am and how I feel.
Eyebrow: I’m almost ready to support myself being still
Side of Eye: I’m ready to be still in my life
Under Eye: I could start to appreciate stillness
Nose: I could be still, and just be with the emotions
Chin: I’m ready to be still and see what happens
Collarbone: I can handle all my emotions
Under Arm: I’m ready to be grateful for stillness
Head: I’m ready to start with stillness in my life.
Start with stillness. You’ll thank yourself.