Article written by tambre

I help cancer survivors and caregivers to move from surviving to thriving.

5 responses to “Staying Versus Being”

  1. Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

    You’re a better man than me, Gunga Din. I couldn’t even abide the situation without doing yoga. Any temperature over 70 is an invitation for disaster in my book!

  2. PeggyLee Hanson

    Good for you, Tambre! Good for you! I can empathize with you and “stay in the room.” Will spare you and your readers the details, but I often tell myself “You will be OK… you’ll be OK…” and then change it up to “You are OK… you ARE OK!” when my body is screaming for attention. It’s when I notice that I’m thinking of something else that my body relaxes, taking me away from the panic mode. And that includes just being where I am in the moment. Internal and external work, indeed!

  3. Bonnie

    Yay! Tambre…good for you in so many ways. I love how you describe your awakening to the realization that you were fighting yourself.

    I too have tried yoga many times with different results. I liked it but had to stop after my accident due to the injuries.

    I really connected with your needing to keep looking for the right teacher and place because I went through something very close to your experience when I was trying to figure out the whole meditation thing.

    I honestly thought that perhaps my brain was wired funny because I couldn’t get meditation to ‘work’. It was simply finding the right mentor and learning to stop fighting the thoughts that come into my head and instead simply observe them.

    Truly enlightening post. So happy to hear that you found something new to love!

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