Being empty is the best way I know to find your way through whatever is in your way. Overwhelmed is the end of the way. Emptying ourselves of all that is overwhelming is the beginning of the way. No one ever found their way through overwhelmed by being overwhelmed. We find our way through overwhelmed by emptying ourselves of the overwhelming, which includes emptying ourselves of everything. Try it, right now. Take a deep breath, exhale slowly, and in the space between breaths, empty yourself of everything. Inhale normally, exhale, and in the space between breaths, be aware of being empty of everything. Do that for five more breaths. That is all it takes to be empty of everything. And that is to be open to all things. Be empty and be open at the same time, and wait there to see what arises in the form of encouragement and hope to comfort and sustain, and see what may come of that. In the silence between breaths, we are not alone. We only have to create a space for encouragement and hope to stir to life and come to our aid. In the silence between breaths, we are helping our self, our soul, our heart, our unconscious... help us, presenting ourselves as the moved to the mover, being present to that which is present to us. It is a different way of dealing with being overwhelmed. Breathing our way to doing what needs to be done one moment at a time. Empty and open. Is the best way to be.
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O Canada! Overwhelmed by badly written student paper, I take a breath and contemplate Mount Rundle!
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