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

Julie Geigle is an international psychic medium, spiritual teacher of the Golden Age Mission and manifesting diva. She teaches people on a spiritual journey how to find inner peace and live the happiest version of themselves. Julie is the creator of Lightworker's Academy, online courses to assist you on the journey of awakening and enlightenment. Create more joy in your life when you sign up for our weekly Energy Forecast and receive your free gift "Manifesting Miracles" audio download.

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