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Standing in Yourself

The question we need to ask ourselves is whether there is any place we can stand in ourselves where we can look at all that's happening around us without freaking out, where we can be quiet enough to hear our predicament, and where we can begin to find ways of acting that are at least not contributing to further destabilisation.”

― Ram Dass

What do you do to stop yourself from freaking out?

I know that if I am triggered I might get a bit snappy or irritated with those close around me and I do try to find ways to keep my emotions in check, so that I don't make the environment around me any worse. Creating tension so that my outer environment matches my inner environment would not be so helpful! It's tricky though isn't it, to keep that thought in your mind, when you can feel a wave of emotion about to crash over, or well up from within you and carry you away...

Sometimes I remind myself that although the view out of my window isn't always the same, I know that the mountains are always there and that they will be back, visible, in no time at all. Perhaps I will try to imagine that the window looking out towards the mountains is my heart. The place where I can stand in myself. Always there, filled with kindness and compassion for those around me and myself.

I'll let you know how I get on......!

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