Meditate on This. Breathe, Stretch, Shake.
Mr. Rogers asked, “What do we do with the mad that we feel?”
Here are some more questions to add onto his first question. What do we do with the excitement we feel? Or the shyness? Or the anxiety? Or an overwhelming sensation?
What do we do? From children to grown ups? Five years ago, I woke up in the middle of the night inside of a tent. I had shooting pains going up my arm. I was overweight. I had shortness of breath. Each and everyday.
I was already experiencing shortness of breath and day and night sweats. I was prescribed an inhaler due to not catching my breath at times especially on the playground. This evening was a red flag. I experienced a minor heart attack.
I needed to change my life. What do you do with this? You change your life. I started exercising. My hurts, my hangups, my exasperation, my sadness and my anxiety dissipated itself into my sweat. I started breathing better. I no longer needed an inhaler. I could breathe big and deep.
Naturally I dropped into yoga like exercises. I changed my habits and this ultimately changed my life.