Black Belt in Inner Peace contains short journal entries I have kept and continue to add to, as I go for a black belt in inner peace by endeavoring to move through each busy and sometimes stressful day with greater grace and ease.
Number 25: Dodging a bullet
While traveling to conduct a workshop on the brain power we gain in making the shift from stress to inner peace, I experienced a moment of dread. The dread came out of nowhere, unrelated to anything immediate, so it had to have been the firing of a rogue brain cell that got wired into me way back in my past … probably from my stepfather pounding me with “You’re worthless.” As soon as the dread arrived, I sent it packing. I practice every day catching these brain disturbances before they take hold and darken the day. They rarely get their foot in my door anymore.