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Sip: Anxiety and Your Invisible Child
We all experience waves
of anxiety. When our child is especially needy for our
attention at a time we happen to be experiencing anxiety, the moment
can be a very difficult one. Generally, we either shut down
or react poorly.
The following verse can be recited at these
times to bring awareness into the moment and ease the inner turmoil.
My body is so abuzz
That my child's loveliness
it really vanish?
Breathe deeply as you recite these words.
Fill your belly with air and open your awareness to the growing space
With each deep inhalation, sense the opening
spaciousness absorbing your pain, slowly revealing again your child's loveliness.
This Morning Cup original appeared on June 5, 2004