Updated: Nov 9, 2021
I realized a while back that my enjoyment of life depends upon my perspective. And I choose my perspective. I get to choose where and how to orient my attention and perspective every time I take a breath. And over time I’ve found my body relax and my mind ease and my discomfort wane because of my shifts in perspective. When the tension creeps back in I make a conscious shift. I examine my mind and discover what causes my body discomfort. Then I choose to reorient my focus in my mind and make conscious effort to maintain the shift until it becomes habitual and my body retains the stasis of the relaxed state. I’ve only felt the startle reflex a handful of times in the last year. That’s a direct result of my work. I used to feel it many times a day.