What’s the most effective response to feeling anxious, upset, hurried, or worried?
Just soften, and watch what happens.
It’s simple but not always easy. It starts with a glimpse of awareness that you are tight. Next comes a decision to relax, if only for a moment. Let go of tension in your jaw, neck, shoulders, or anywhere else you are clenched. Now soften your focus, widen your view, and take in the larger context of the world
You can lead with softening the body and let the mind follow. Or the other way around. No matter which, new possibilities will emerge as you soften your demeanor.