Breaking Through Frustration
Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change. — Wayne Dyer
Sometimes it feels like coping with a technologically developing culture can create as much difficulty as it does convenience. When you feel frustrated by things “beyond your control,” I believe it is always a good idea to come back to your breath.
In Taoism we are all seen as manifestations of divine breath. With my students of The Way of Joy, I talk about how when we actively inspire (draw in breath), we are more easily able to connect to our larger vision and, in so doing, experience a personal connection to the divine or the cosmos.
If you are willing to take the time for even 1 -3 long slow breaths before reacting to something that is happening in your life that you don’t want, you are far more likely to be able to shift your knee-jerk reactions into a response that is open and empowered. This indeed has the capacity to change how you experience what is happening.