It’s been a fascinating time on the planet these past months – the economic crisis, changes in governments, deaths of celebrities.
It seems like so many individuals I have encountered, whether family or just acquaintances in passing, have developed a layer of fear that is threatening to overcome them.
Money, health…. How is every individual affected by what we see and hear from around the world?
Recently, I had a conversation with someone about the vertigo she has been experiencing. This individual has had a lifetime of working with wonderful masters and mentors of the healing arts and yet, here and now, she is affected by the whirlwind. She’s become anxious about so many areas in life – not just her own, but others too.
Yes, it’s always easier to focus on another person’s issues instead of tackling our own fears first. Fear is a great excuse to not take care of what belongs to us.
The one thing we need to realize is that intense focus helps to ease the symptoms of fear and, at the same time, enables us to get something necessary done.
I can really relate to that. So often I find I get caught up in a flurry of activity. I have put these important issues on the back burners of my life, but then they all seem to want my attention at the same time. In other words, once I choose to become conscious of them, it’s difficult to decide where to start first.
This is where my yoga comes in. I recommended Kundalini Breath work to help ground all the fluttering energies. The intense pulsing of the breath in the inner core, pushing down into the core of the earth, is a great exercise to keep the body, mind, and spirit aligned and focused.
If we are able to overcome our fears of moving forward, even with one small step at a time, then – and only then – will we find the clarity needed to assist others.
[tags]kundalini yoga, fear, stress, anxious, body, mind, spirit, focus[/tags]
What a terrific reminder to take baby steps when dealing with anxieties. Funny how that was EXACTLY what I needed to read. Thanks. Also, I hope your rib heals quickly, I know how painful that can be. You are tougher than I!
My son reminds me daily of these baby steps in all that I do. I believe that we are all magnificent beings if we allow ourselves to be just that.
And thank you, I will let Francesca know of your comment about her ribs.
Very thoughtfull post on overcoming fear .It should be very much helpfull.
Karim – Creating Power