Week One: Thursday I hit a wall today. Literally had to stand in my closet and bound the walls, the cabinets, the floor for a few minutes and take some deep breaths.
I had done two shows, back-to-back with no break...people standing in the hallway afterward, photos, take my picture, now with my sister, now with the whole group, just one more please, please sign this, turn this way, I met you six years ago, remember? And on and on...circuit overload and no soda or bag of chips to turn to. So I just started hitting the wall in my closet.
I then sat down and took some conscious breaths in silence to restore my soul. Drank some lemon water and calmly moved into the next meeting. Afterward, I had the most delicious lunch: quinoa salad and pasta with soy chicken.
Kathy Freston's Comments: External "fillers"—like soda and chips—leave you feeling empty and wanting more. Yearning, dissatisfied. To really feel substantially filled and nurtured and cared for, it has to come from something that is not outside of us.
If you are pushed against a wall or challenged, try to remind yourself that you need not do and be everything.