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Changes: Transform Anxiety into Excitement

Changes: transform anxiety into excitement

Allow mindful breath to transform anxiety into excitement.

They say the difference between anxiety and excitement is breathing.

I feel like I’m teetering on the edge between the two today, so my check-in reminder for myself today is mindful breathing.

Big stuff, big changes happening.  An amazing opportunity has swept its way over my entire life, cleverly disguised as a fairly major disaster.  It would be easy to panic, but there’s an undercurrent of something greater, a deeper wisdom, that tells me that this is the best thing that could have happened at this time.

So I breathe, allowing the transformation of anxiety into excitement.  I feel it in my body.  My shoulders, back and legs release and relax.  Ahhhhhh….

When I try to make sense of the situation according to the comfortable little boxes in which I habitually categorize everything in my life, it’s a frighteningly impossible situation.

But when I open my eyes to a different, deeper, more open way of looking at the world around me (and myself), the situation appears before me like a gift wrapped with a big red bow, just waiting for me to pull the ribbon and set the possibilities free.

Mindful breathing.  Relax into the journey.  Face forward.  Chin up.


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