I have not been calm in over six months. I took a year off to relax, but instead have been wound up by one situation after another: road trip, Burning Man, Triangle project, and break-up. Either I perversely love drama or I need frantically to be doing something. It is an exhausting way to live.
How to calm myself? I reflect and breathe out. I resume yoga and long meditation. I stay present. I try not to obsess over the maligned past or anxious future.
Let go of forcing things. Allot even more space and time. Be aware of emotions and detach from them. Strive for receptivity not reactivity. Listen. Listen. Listen to others, listen to yourself, listen to the world.
Quiet the mind. Quiet the heart.