“Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound … It’s Superman!”
The Man of Steel has been able to do super human activities and save people from danger but if he isn’t flying around in your part of the world you may be out of luck. He can bust through a wall but he is not a stress buster. The number one modern day crisis has become stress and we could really use his help before it becomes a major tragedy.
The superhero has been a no-show in the fight against stress but he may be helpful in a roundabout way. Let’s give him credit for the name of this solution because I like to call it, The Man of Still.
Cultivating stillness through meditation, yoga, reading, breathing or art is becoming a popular anti-stress practice. Many people are turning to stillness (something we already have inside) to reduce mental, emotional and physical illness.
A simple way to become the next Man (or Woman) of Still:
To Do: Let your thoughts happen without changing your emotion.
a. When you think – don’t sink (this is having purpose).
b. When you think – blink away the difficult (this is honesty).
c. When you think – wink at the funny or odd (this is humor).
Become slower than a snail in a traffic jam. More purposeful than a lioness on the prowl. Able to lean into your thinking without your emotion bounding in too…. It’s super (healing). Being still will help you heal a broken heart, a fragile mind and physical pain may retreat.
Dawna J. Daigneault, Ed.S., LPC.
Better By Monday is a blog about one thing you can do, over the weekend, to feel a little better by Monday.