Lights Taking a Breath on the Mountain
Ever done something that you were scared to do and as soon as you found yourself in the experience anxiety bubbles up and begins running through your bloodstream...hands shaking, chest pounding, and heavy breathing.
This week I traveled to New Hampshire with people I care deeply about. A good way to spend a few days is with people who mean the world to you.
I’m always saying it’s important to take risks, so how do I role model this...I take a risk.
I decided to go skiing with loved ones, I’ve only been one other time in my entire life and it was over twenty years ago. My anxiety slowly began that morning and when I actually had my skis on the slopes I needed a brown bag to breathe in, I still have chest pains.
I made it onto the training bunny slope, I had amazing teachers and guides. However, only I myself could tame the anxiety I was feeling. I did do one green line slope but by the time I got to the end I thought my heart would explode right out of my chest.
I informed my crew that I would stay behind and they could continue. I encouraged them to hit the slopes and I would stay and take my breath in the lodge. I truly appreciated them letting me stay behind and letting me be happy with my decision. As I was happy they could proceed to the slopes.
Taking a breath and being comfortable being uncomfortable is key to learning more about ourselves and others. Be comfortable being uncomfortable after trying something new even if it’s not for you.
Where on a mountain would you take a breath?
Your inner circle cares deeply about you and you care deeply for them because they teach you, support you, and challenge you when your taking a risk to do something new. You reciprocate this to them as well. This inner circle love doesn’t shame you in how you wish to take a breath on the mountain because they know that you would support them in how they choose to take a breath on the mountain..
I’m blessed to have individuals in my inner circle who love me for me. We respect how each other will take a breath on the mountain.