Sometimes we all experience what feels like the full force of gravity; physically and emotionally heavy as if we’re carrying an invisible burden. It could be we received some bad news; are feeling anxious about uncertainty at work or in the wider world; have problems in a relationship; are not sleeping well, or something else that’s making it difficult to keep our head above water. We get used to walking around with our body full of tension as it braces under the strain; as if we’re submerged underwater like a disorientated diver, under pressure and losing his way to the surface.
When we go through periods of stress, one approach is to take a break or holiday to recover, if that’s an option. But before we know it, we’re back in the same environment as the precious moments of rest become a distant memory. It’s unfortunate that when we’re submerged in a state like this, our internal resources are limited and we experience lower energy.
Rather than allowing things to build up, what if there was a way of releasing the pressure, lifting ourselves out of the submerged heaviness and recovering peace and balance?
In physics, a floating object tends to sink if it’s denser than the fluid. When an object is less dense, or shaped appropriately, like a boat, it tends to rise to the surface and float. When a balloon rises, the hot air inside is less dense than the cooler air outside, making it buoyant. As well as changing density, the hot air balloon also uses the release of ballast to control buoyancy. So if we can increase our buoyancy, maybe we can lift ourselves out of feeling submerged and heavy?
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