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Simple tool to manage in the moment of stress: a podcast

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Simple tool to manage in the moment of stress: a podcast

When the moment of stress takes hold, the mind is at flight. I have come to measure and understand my level of stress in relation to my ability to sustain conscious awareness. Stress, for me is defined by a sense that I have lost a measured observance of my thoughts and how time passes. I often find that bad habit patterns that I may have under control - for the most part anyway - resurface in times of stress. I act by impulse. I act out of fear and I act unknowingly. Here is a podcast for you to listen to in moments of stress. I hope its useful.

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The unfolding breath: nafs poem

The unfolding breath: nafs poem

There are these moments.

Ruptures, in the flow of life when you

reveal yourself in naked acceptance.

Reality fractures

and a shard of certainty slices through the clotted flesh of doubt.

Nafs: breathing - solo art exhibition at Grahamstown Arts Festival

Nafs: breathing - solo art exhibition at Grahamstown Arts Festival

To observe the unhindered flow of breath within and without my body, is not just to observe the flow of energy at the nexus of being as I experience it, but it is also a moment of vital creativity. Cultivating the ability to be a silent and concentrated witness of my natural flow of breath is to allow the rhythm of life-force to author moments in my everyday life. This letting go in the presence of being is a freeing up of the boundaries and blockages that hinder my expression, my knowing, my reflection. This letting go is a practice of everyday life, when my feet touch the floor in certain silence and I am present, here – grounded within and connected by breath without.