Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices

I am almost finished reading Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices by Thich Nhat Hahn and I highly recommend it!!

This is an amazing book that gives you practical tips to bring mindfulness into your daily life.

January is my busiest month of the year and I usually deal with a bit of anxiety from time to time.  I’m usually fine during the day but when I sit down at night to relax anxiety will hit me over the head like a lead brick.

I’ve been putting into practice his technique to calm your anxiety by moving into your breath and imagining the lump of anxiety as if it were a tiny baby (I usually think of colic because I had 2 screaming babies with colic and I can relate to that).  A tiny baby that needs to be held.  It doesn’t need to be scolded or told to go away or ignored.  Sometimes the only thing a crying baby needs is our love, our attention the energy of our presence.

It’s quite miraculous what begins to happen (not every time, but more times than not when I practice this regularly) the anxiety begins to dissolve and disappear.  Yep, no Prozac or anxiety drugs.  Just breathing and paying attention and being present with my pain.  Give it a shot.  Nothing to lose but everything to gain.  ♥

UBC: Day 14

Julie Geigle

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