A Funny Thing Happened To Me On The Way To My Soul **
A funny thing happened to me on the way to my soul. I found that if I simply allowed myself to be with my thoughts and emotions, to experience them deeply without reacting, my greatest fears dissolved, and I began to experience the magnificent flow of energy which is what I am. This was such a profoundly simple process, that my poor brain could not wrap itself around it. Yet it worked. Every time I had the courage to do it, it worked.
Let us say you have the thought, “I am worthless. I will never amount to anything”. Before you even give yourself a chance to fully experience that thought, you often start to react. Your body tenses, your emotions kick into overdrive, your mind starts to weave its endless embellishments. Or you begin to deny and resist; to pretend you are not having the thought, to try to talk yoursef out of it, to find something to escape into. In this dizzying dance of denial and magnification, you often forget the simplest, most challenging thing there is; to simply allow yourself to feel whatever it is that you are feeling.
The only way I know to do this is to breathe deeply into your thoughts and emotions. The breath is the beacon which lights your way through the illsuion of darkness into the clarity of your own being.