Honour your anxiety with safety.
Honour your exhaustion with rest.
Honour your fear with an open heart space.
For these are human experiences, and to try and ignore or suppress them is futile.
But to honour them soothes them.
Honouring these difficult experiences is where I’m at.
Often, I haven’t had the words to write to you, or even to think straight, because (as you’ve heard me say a million times before!) it’s almost impossible to be emotional AND cognitive as the same time.
And as you know, I’m emotional. I’m no stranger to fear, anxiety, anger, resentment, hopelessness – as a neurodivergent woman. I’ve experienced these in droves as I’ve attempted to do my best at thriving in a neurotypical society.
And though these are no longer dominant pathways for me, their track is still imprinted. They are easily triggered.
But at times it’s different.
I’m an expert at recognising and honouring these reactions as they occur in my own reality. But to be living these experiences communally, to see the same fear, anxiety and exhaustion mirrored in the faces of the collective is next level.
Feel free to use my recipe if you’re feeling this too!
Recipe: Honour your Anxiety
- A cup of safety,
- a pinch of rest and
- a kilo of open heart space.
Usually, I think of anxiety as rising a wave – it comes, it goes, but it’s my wave, and I’m pretty good at surfing it!
Right now I’m surrounded by a billion waves, and it makes riding my own a lot more dicey! Not projecting is hard. Not taking on is hard. And the only way I can remain centred amongst the ocean is by honouring myself with safe people and places, rest and an open heart space.
For me? Honouring my humanness, not suppressing it, is helping.
If you’re human too I suggest you give it a try. (If you’re extraterrestrial I can’t help you – but take me to your leader?)
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