My music is my medicine
Trying to avoid anxiety by distracting ourselves doesn’t get rid of it. It’s like trying to clean your dirty dishes by adding more food to them. We need to acknowledge the anxiety, accept it and experience it. And then, knowing that we don’t have to keep on experiencing it and be under its influence, we can apply the antidote. Recognize what it is we’re attached to, and work with the attachment that is causing anxiety.
I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.
Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.
The best part about meditation is that you’re never doing it wrong. Just turn within and watch. Feel your body and breath. Watch your mind do it’s thing and return to the body and breath as an anchor. Gently focus and begin again. That’s it. Forever. The more time you spend as the ‘watcher’ the more you HAVE experiences instead of BE experiences.
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Breaking Muscle’s Monthly OpEd Column
“To hell with circumstances; I…
“Stop whining, start living. God bless hippies.” - great oped from my fave blog.
Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.