You’ve heard of the idea of counting to ten when you’re angry so you don’t do or say something rash? Next time you experience an unpleasant emotion, focus on your breathing for ten breaths. Keep your attention laser-focused, simultaneously saying “in” and “out” to yourself for 10, regularly paced breaths. This simple exercise brings you into the NOW because that’s the only time you can ever follow your breath. When you’re firmly present in this moment, it’s amazing how little room there is to tell yourself an unpleasant story.
NOW feels good.
Steve and Jarl