At the most fundamental level, great Self-Esteem is expansion and poor Self-Esteem is contraction.
I have asked thousands of clients what is happening in their bodies when they experience a ‘negative’ emotion and they all describe a contraction.
We contract against life so often that we mostly only notice it when it is severe.
Let me illustrate.
My partner Sue and got back from the most amazing holiday in Australia 10 days ago, seeing my brother and niece and nephew and sister in law and extended family for the first time in 10 years.
It was an awesome experience.
Getting back, I noticed how inspired and motivated I was feeling, anticipating the start of the working year, thinking about getting back to my desk, to get organized, to work with clients, doing what I love so much.
Beneath the inspiration, which is of course wonderful, I noticed a contraction in my body, an urgency, a pushing and clawing toward the future. Continue reading “The Gateway To Stillness” »