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How to Stay Centered in the Eye of a Storm
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   “He who does not lose his center endures” – Dao De Jing

“He who does not lose his center endures” – Dao De Jing

We all have challenging times that we face in our lives, which require effective coping mechanisms to protect the health of our mind, body and soul.

Here are some tips on what we can do to cope witch challenging times and the corresponding chakras that assist with cultivating these practices:

Ground Yourself (Root Chakra)
It’s very important to stay grounded while coping with challenges instead of engaging in escapist behaviour. Common escapist tendencies include becoming a workaholic, shopaholic, an exercising junkie, or indulging in comforting food, beverages, or substances.

If you are not grounded, you will not be able to deal with your circumstances head on. It will be difficult to confront your emotions and you can become trapped in a cycle of addictions.

Stay Present (Root Chakra & Third-Eye Chakra)
Sometimes, when the going gets rough, it’s best to take it a day at a time rather than think about things long-term. The latter can cause unnecessary worry. Focus on what you can do today to improve your situation or cope with it.

Mindfulness meditation is especially beneficial in assisting us to focus on the present moment, which in turn lessens our anxiety about our future.

Be Perceptive of Your Blessings (Third-Eye Chakra & Heart Chakra)
No matter what is going on in your life, there is always something positive that you can focus on. We tend to take simple things like having meals on our table and a roof over our heads for granted. When we focus on our blessings and what the universe has provided for us in the moment, our heart chakra expands in gratitude. With this expansion, we move away from a mentality of lack to one of abundance. This simple shift in emotion and thought can attract more positive experiences and opportunities for ourselves.

Tap into Your Intuitive Guidance (Third-Eye Chakra & Crown Chakra)
When you are grounded, present, and perceptive of your blessings, it is easier to hear your inner wisdom. You’ll get ideas and a clear sense of direction that will help you overcome your challenges.

Know Everything is Transient (Crown Chakra)
Every situation has to change, especially if you do your part in taking steps you are guided to take. Remind yourself that while you may have to be patient, things will eventually shift. Nothing is permanent.

Keep Your Faith (Crown Chakra)
Trust the universe is on your side. If things aren’t working out, it’s probably because there’s something better for you. Instead of viewing yourself as a victim of your circumstances, regard yourself as being in a creative co-partnership with the universe. Think of your partner as having more foresight than you do. Trust in it.

What practices have helped you cope with challenging times? Please be share below!