Anxiety is debilitating. I get it. It’s like being the scared cat up in the tree and the one on trying to talk the cat down at the same time. That’s not easy.
Yet, you have the power to breathe… That basic function, as you know, calms the body faster and is most effectively. Yet, when we’re anxious, what do we do? We STOP breathing. Odd little paring, wouldn’t you say?
I trust the Metta Meditation practice supported you in calming you body, mind, and any anxiety you may be feeling.
We ran through the First Step of the Metta Meditation in Podcast #007. You’ll find the pdf of this practice here: https://www.laurakamm.com/show-note-episode-007
If you missed Part 1, take a listen. You can either go back and listen to Show #007 now or after this show, which is the continuation of the conversation - Compassion Within the Fires of Anxiety Part 2 - https://www.laurakamm.com/show-note-episode-008
Enjoy Part 2 of this vulnerable and revealing conversation about anxiety and how to shift your internal compass back toward calm and inner civility. Even if calm civility is not happening in the outer world, that doesn’t mean you have to absorb the anger and adverse. You must be able to rise above it and hold compassionate space. Nothing will get done for the benefit of humanity, the planet if we are wiser than some of the words and emotions that are flying through the airwaves.
Christine joins me again and you’ll be parachuted down in the middle of where we left off last week. We’ll keep moving through revelations and I’ll tie a bow around this conversation compassion and the fires of anxiety.
Enjoy the show!