Explore New Terrain: Only for the Bold
Sean Phelps D.C
Self-Mastery in a world that has become overwhelming to us requires curiosity. To truly overcome anxiety, pain and fear of uncertainty, we have to be committed to boldy go where no man has ever gone. This journey to wholeness or peace of mind where anxiety is not a ‘problem’ but a natural human emotion. The nervous system’s response to uncertainty, mild threat, or stress is just like a smoke alarm that reminds you to change. Its aim is to heighten our senses and support us to discern how to create more safety.
A sense of anxiety can be related to physical, emotional or psychological safety. When the threats are more internal (emotional and psychological) and recurrent, we can develop a habit of chronic anxiety — perpetually playing a worse-case or worrying scenario/film in the mind. When anxiety becomes chronic, it interferes with our capacity for ‘joy’ in our lives, as well as our abilities to respond effectively in relationships or broader, societal issues.
If this is something you are interested in exploring, feeling your inner experience now, if you can, ask yourself is there anything happening right now? or is there something not happening right now and this is not what you want?
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Transformation is a word used a lot today and sounds great and the science says you can change the person you think you are, you can re-shape your mind, your body, your tension patterns, and even your ‘breathing’ patterns. However, it would be useful to have some sense of ‘well-being’ to use as a holding environment to venture into this terrain.
-What is Well-Being?
Two aspects of emotional/ Mental health are
- eudaimonia. A sense of purpose (Greek: εὐδαιμονία [eu̯dai̯moníaː]), sometimes anglicized as eudaemonia or eudemonia /juːdɪˈmoʊniə/, is a Greek word commonly translated as happiness or welfare; however, “human flourishing or prosperity” and “blessedness” have been proposed as more accurate translations.
- Hedonia. Pleasure, delight, suffix meaning “(condition of) cheerfulness”: anhedonia, hyphedonia, parhedonia.
So what is required to turnaround from “Coping” i.e; still holding the situation at arm’s length as something we have to put up with to ‘Acceptance’ that is the start of a transformation.
..”Acceptance is seeing what is true, without resisting that it is true”.
Q: Are you actualizing your full potential NOW?
Developmental coaching can help us to “purposefully evolve ourselves”. The difference between coaching and therapy is with coaching we are building resources. These resources are not addressing our lack within ourselves, but rather exposing one’s delusions.
Looking at emotions intimately is a neccessity but is more natural for some of us. You could start now by noticing your basic emotions like ” anger, disgust, fear, sadness, happiness, and surprise are modern emotions that are a good place to start noticing.
*Please note that this may not be the right time to do this if you are experiencing PTSD or going through a life crisis.
“Just as you would not neglect seeds that you planted with hope that they will bear vegetables and fruits and flowers, so you must attend to nourish the garden of your becoming”.
– Jean Houston