I had to give a 1-hour speech recently to 1000 people. Though I’ve given many speeches, I still felt considerable anxiety. This time my undercurrent was, “I don’t want to do this.”
Until I remembered, hello? I facilitate people on anxiety.
Taking my own advice, counter intuitively, I closed my eyes and went all the way with the feeling of “I don’t want to do this.” About 3 minutes I stayed submerged in the fear and resistance, until it ran it’s course and set me free.
It never came back. The next week my speech went great.
The heck with a love, gratitude or peace practice. They provide but a band-aid over your wound. Take a single day off, too- even after 20 years of practice- and the wound starts to fester again.
But the exact opposite- a fear or discomfort practice- offers a complete healing in 3 minutes.
SKI CAMP SEASON IS UPON US! SKI ALTA WITH ME THIS WINTER!