I haven’t met anyone recently who hasn't come down with a case of the blue devils processing all the bad news we are bombarded with, in addition to those investment statements that don't seem to be headed in the intended direction. I don't know about you but I have found myself triggered by fear more than once in the past few months.

It is impossible to eliminate fear from your life -- nor would you want to. Fear tells us to PAY ATTENTION we are entering new territory. Fear is one of the emotions we as humans are gifted with to use as a survival tool.

Sounds like good advice -- pay attention. We are entering new territory, not only in the U.S. but globally as well. So the advice to PAY ATTENTION sounds prudent.

Where we place our attention matters. The first place to pay attention is your breath. When you notice yourself anxious or agitated, allow yourself to pause and give attention to your breath. Observe your breath. Notice what is present.

Whatever is present be fully with it. Notice the thoughts that may be racing in your mind. Notice the sensations in your solar plexus. While you are noticing deepen your breath, breathing slowly, deeply and consciously into your solar plexus. In a short time you will probably notice a shift.

The act of noticing will support you in finding calm. You will observe in the midst of the calm there is also curiosity for possibilities. From this place it is easier to wonder about what you can create out of the current situation.

When we are calm we are way more creative and able to focus on possibilities. As John Lennon said, "Life is what happens when you are making other plans." Here we are in the middle of life happening. It serves us to calm ourselves down so we can meet what is with creativity and power.

"After all, computers crash, people die, relationships fall apart. The best we can do is breath and reboot."? - Sarah Jessica Parker -

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As an innovative and inspired educator, counselor and coach for more than two decades, Leslie uses her gifts to awaken possibility, authenticity and joy. As a Board Certified Professional Counselor and Certified Coach, specializing in spiritual psychology and transformational coaching she has supported thousands of people to create the life they really want. Go to living-bydesign.com and sign up for her free newsletter and free eCourse and receive a gift.