This day wasn't easy. I was up all night tossing and turning, then had a panic attack. I haven't had one in such a long time that I thought I wouldn't have to face them anymore. If you suffer from anxiety attacks, no - you're not crazy. In fact, you're tough as hell. I've been so stressed lately over work, finding a place and wrapping things up back here in Chicago that I haven't felt like I had a full moment to slow down. With two hours of sleep, I missed my train to work and still felt an overwhelming wave of anxiety when I woke up. In the past, it would cripple me. The panic would take over to the point where I'd just hide from the day, scared to do anything that might trigger more anxiousness.
Instead, I took the next train and listened to @yoga_girl's Panic to Peace meditation on @oneoeight.tv. When we panic, our minds run at 100 miles per hour and worried thoughts manifest in our bodies. The breath becomes heavier, shorter and comes from the chest. But by slowing down the breath, we have an ability to create a shift in the mind. Just by controlling my breathing, I completely reversed the feelings running through me. I felt calm. I felt at peace again.
The breath. It's so incredibly powerful.
WE are so incredibly powerful.
My job is to confront myself over and over again until I am the clearest, stillest channel for spirit to exist within.
- Liana Naima | Day 21
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