Separating Anxiety from the self
During this meditation, I noticed that my body began to tense at the calling on the feeling of love. This I’d like to explore.
I did also notice that during the “breathing in to certain sensations” exercise, I actually felt a small bit of release—like with every exhale, the sensation slowly blew away with the wind.
Anxiety has so many facets, and what works for one facet of anxiety, may not always work for another. The multiple tools did help me to begin to explore different ways to calm myself the moment I feel anxiety within me. One of the most invaluable, was separation. I’m trying to get into a habit of saying things like “there is anxiety within me,” instead of “I am anxious.” The difference in wording creates space, even if just a small one, in my head. I, Lenny, am not anxiety. But I have anxiety within me. And I’m going to begin to explore that.