A Fresh Look At….. Overwhelm

This conversation began at overwhelm and finished up with us considering who the ‘me’ is that experiences overwhelm (or any other emotion).
We explored how overwhelm is the opposite of being in flow (flow might also be called ‘doing the next thing that’s in front of you’) and how being present to the task at hand is different from psychologically straying into a made up future or a recreated past. As we often do, we reflected on how understanding what’s happening—that our thinking has strayed from the present—is in itself helpful since it makes the whole experience less confusing or frightening. Sally and Anna gave two excellent examples of the way in which we can either be in our heads or be in life.
This led us to the question of who ‘me’ is and the freedom we can experience when we take ‘me’ a little less seriously.

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