Pancake Ice

My old pal Anxious Annie is still lingering inside here. It’s very mild, though enough for me to feel less than fully connected to myself. Less connected to the joy that arises as a side effect when anxiety isn’t present.

Hello there. Let me give you some attention.

I take a breath from below the diaphragm, and another and start breathing from there. I see that I’d unconsciously started to shallow breath. The anxiety is almost immediately lessened from some kind and curious attention. I don’t need to start a dialogue about what it’s afraid of right now. Just allow it to be there.

Today turned out to be pretty special. Went to 2 large wooded river valley parks. And saw ‘ice pancakes’ a rare phenomenon apparently. It was beautiful.

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