Have you noticed an unusual intensity surrounding you these days? Do you feel more anxious, overwhelmed and tired a lot of them time? Find it difficult to hold your focus or keep on top of your ever lengthening to do lists? Well you aren’t the only one. Our world is changing faster than most of us can keep up with. Deep Resilience is a way of responding to these changes by changing how we think and live. Deep Resilience is how we can bounce back quickly, with change from a deeper place of grounded stability. Thriving is about going beyond just surviving. We are living in a time of great chaos and it can feel like you are going crazy, just trying to keep up with a sane pace in life. Finding balance in this whirlwind of unknown futures is an art!
It takes a very conscious and focused approach to become aware of what you truly need to do to not only hold your own personal stability on:
- and even spiritual levels.
But to also find ways to ride the waves of change and find joy in living and learning how to thrive!
When things get really bad and you feel out of control, that is the time to STOP. Take a step back and take a good look at where you are going, with where the world is going. You might say – well there isn’t much I can do about changing the world, so I’ll just focus on what I can do, day to day, to just stay on top of things. But how can you focus on anything, if everything continues to keep pulling at you in a 100 different directions? That’s my definition of crazy making!
Our bodies are organized in an energetic polarity like a battery. Our right side of our body is positive and flows energy out through our right arm as an ACTION or doing aspect of ourselves. And our left side of our body is the more receiving, ‘being’ side of ourselves. Similar to the ancient Chinese understanding of our bodies energy, the left side is the YIN or feminine side and the right side is the YANG or more masculine side. When we are out of balance, doing too much ACTION, our YANG side is over active and the YIN or feminine aspect is under nourished. We need to find time to just ‘be’ and receive energy in this state and nurture our soul back into wholeness.
Ways to ‘be’ can be found through:
- Practicing meditation.
- Practicing yoga.
- Sitting quietly.
- Playing with a pet.
- Or perhaps going outside and walking in Nature – do what the Japanese call, ‘Forest Bathing’.
‘Forest Bathing’ is taking in the calming effect that Nature offers when you quietly observe and listen to the sounds of Nature (instead of talking while you walk). When you don’t find ways to balance the two poles of your own body’s energy system, your body will sometimes break down and find a way to balance it for you by getting a cold or the flu, forcing you to take time out………
Watch out for Part 2 of this Deep Resilience Blog coming next!
Why not learn more at 1 of our Deep Resilience Events?
You may want to learn more about how easy it is to make some of these changes at the upcoming FREE Deep Resilience Webinar on Wednesday, April 15. Or alternatively, attend an in-person Deep Resilience Workshop on Saturday April 25.
Both events are about DEEP RESILIENCE. You will have an opportunity to experientially practice some of these tools and practices to increase your own Deep Resilience!
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