I will begin to live my life with a new pace
Last night my heart was pounding, my mind racing. I was exhausted but I couldn't seem to relax. I awoke full of nervous tension, my mind on full alert. Scenarios of danger and catastrophe run in an unending loop through my weary brain.
I know I must free myself from the "fight or flight" cycle. I have been locked in its grip since childhood. The danger was very real then but it is not always real now. I know that if I do not train my body and my mind to relax, I will soon burn out.
Tonight I will break the cycle by choosing to release my tension. I will name my fears and worries, especially those over which I have no control and visualize myself offering them to my Higher Power.
As my Higher Power takes them from me, a sensation of well-being warms every inch of my body. Tonight I will begin to live my life with a new peace.
"Affirmations for the Inner Child" - Rokelle Lerner