Don’t search for peace outside of yourself. You will never find it.

Instead, let go, relax, and discover you are already this.

K Lang

Imagine you are caught in a fast-moving rapid or strong current in the sea?

What would you do?

All the experts share that the first thing to do is ‘relax,’ slow down our breathing, and move with the current, not against it.

Good sound advice and one we hope to remember if we were ever in this situation.

However, this advice is one I am learning to use in every situation, and over time, I discovered this is our natural state of being. The more I relax, the more easily my body and mind move with life and all my experiences.

Our bodies are made up of more than sixty-percent water and so it makes sense that when we relax, we float naturally and easily.

But in our fast-paced world, it’s not easy to return to this natural state, because our mind and body continually respond to the perceived danger it sees and feels, and this creates contraction, panic, or anxiety until we feel safe again.

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to block or release the perception of our fears that our mind created and our body memory stored, but with practice, and patience, we can return to this relaxed state, again and again.

Research indicates that floating, which is simply relaxing, increases our immune function, improves tactile perception, rejuvenates our well-being, calms inflammation, and aids in the pain recovery

It also increases circulation to extremities, decreases the forces of gravity to help promote greater muscular relaxation, and can prevent adrenal fatigue.

So next time you feel stressed or uptight about the upcoming Christmas season and time with family, find some water and relax!

18 thoughts on “Relax

  1. Beautifully written Karen, advice from the heart and shared well. You must have felt my journey. Family wise cool, calm and collected for years and years. And for some reason something broke and the waves have started right on top of Christmas 🀣 I shall take your advice and get my ‘floaties’ out and just let it all flow where it will. Thank you for the synchronicity, I must have something to see on my path πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½

    1. Thank you Mark and for sharing so honestly. I think the waves come for all of us, simply to show us what we are not, and because there is still a part of us that believes in a story or belief we were given.

      Find what it is and let go. And yes to β€˜floaties’ Mark. Maybe as you relax into the waves, it will fall away easily. Many blessings as you move through it. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Š

      1. Thank you Karen, I shall just ‘let go’, it will be my gift to myself. And thank you for sharing kind lady, your gift to me πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½

  2. What you resist persists, I love the analogy of rapid moving sea waves and how calmness can alleviate the expected danger.
    I think we should apply this mentality in whatever we face. Being in flow state is so vital.

    Thanks for sharing this πŸ™πŸ’―

    1. Yes so true. It’s not easy to do when we feel overwhelmed, but with practice and returning to our natural state of β€˜being’ we can face anything. Thanks for being here πŸ™πŸ»

  3. Karen, again a useful post.
    Every storm has a center around which it rotates. In it is a calm by nature most unlike that which rages around it. We too are surrounded by the storms of life that are of or not of our own making. But we have a center too. We are capable of creating a vacuum from which can be purged those things that have a negative hold on us. A vacuum by its nature cannot remain so and must be replaced by something other. And that other, if we choose correctly, will produce in us a calm center that is impervious to the storms that swirl about us.

    1. Yes I love that Alan. It’s a gift to return to the calm centre of peace within us all, and is here by the grace of God. No matter what happening outside of us, it is always here to return to. Thanks for your comment. πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒˆ

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