How we got here doesn't have to define where we go. Living that truth is all that is required to break the patterns.
When I spend resources trying to avoid the painful moment I am imagining, I will never know how to respond to the actual experience. Everything becomes a story about a fix to a broken fix to another useless hole. These responses to my discomfort only create a new narrative of pain for myself and others. I avoid living in an impermanent moment out of fear.
Too often, stories in my life have been real because I needed them to be true, not because they are true.
On Friday I helped a friend cater an event at a local brewery. For reasons I am still sussing out when we arrived I had a full blown anxiety attack. The first serious and debilitating one I've had in a very long, long time. I couldn't focus. I couldn't remember what people ordered. I couldn't... Continue Reading →