Discovering methods for deep calm.
Even in the best of times, our anxiety can dictate the terms of our reality. In times of intensity and heightened stress, our desire to stay calm, patient, and unruffled may seem impossible. Our brains are hard-wired to scan for impending threats in order to keep us safe, and the body keeps score. We can’t escape this. We can learn to work with what is naturally happening so that it doesn’t pull us under into the deep black waters of anxiety and despair. Finding yourself begins with finding calm. It also means developing tools for resiliency and, ultimately, wisdom.