Using Stress to Reveal A Greater Ease of Being

Using Stress to Reveal A Greater Ease of Being

written by: Melanie McGhee
by: Melanie McGhee
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All of us encounter stress and tension in life. It may be our relationships, work, unmet needs and defeated goals that contribute to tension. It may be circumstances far beyond our control demanding time and attention inhibiting inner steadiness and calm.

These same stressors and goals can reveal a doorway to greater ease of being, an awareness of freedom. Freedom from being bound by pain, freedom to choose more skillfully. It is common for those who engage in regular embodiment practice to discover an inner shift from being troubled by the stressful circumstances of daily life to a more spacious steady state, less bounced around by the inevitable storms of life. In this state, our choices are not hindered by reactive charged emotional and mental stress but come from a place that feels more congruent to who we are, our essential, sovereign, true self.

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor Frankl

Everyone encounters challenges in life. EVERYONE. These challenges are often accompanied by reactivity, a feeling of being triggered or charged, emotionally and perhaps physically. It could stem from some micro-trauma or a cascade of emotional pain. Either way, it feels reactive and outside of our control.

With AAIT, we learn to support ourselves AND our clients navigate life's challenges with greater freedom and control.

If your practice is feeling a little stale, it may feel that way to your clients too or you may be moving towards burnout. Do yourself and your clients a favor, contact me to learn more.