As a highly sensitive person, your nervous system is hyper alert and this can lead to increased feelings of stress and overwhelm.
When stressed, we turn to various ways to manage or soothe the intensity of feeling -- some of these ways are helpful, others not so. For the longest time, my default response to stress was to try a force myself to put on a brave face. I still struggle to recognize and halt the impulse to hide behind the mask of perfection. Why? Because allowing myself to reveal and express my truth means being vulnerable.
So my default response is to try and push away, or suppress, in order to negate what's really happening -- when I do this, I close the door on my inner world.
I made the above video in an attempt to guide myself through the fear, embracing movement and exercise as a powerful form of active mindfulness.
Unfurling through Fear: Affirmations
"I am a vibrant, boundless expression of life"
"I practice exercising my beautiful, free will with compassion"
"I breathe fully and deeply into my heart"
"I exhale fully and completely, with compassion"
"I relax into the strength and repose of my whole body"
True Recovery is inviting yourself to step into the fullness of your being, all of your being -- it's about owning your truth, so you can live and move in ways you never thought possible
I'd love to hear your experiences of moving through fear... how do you meet the "experience of fear" and what do you find it is helpful for countering states of fear? Let's connect in the comments section below!