When I am in fear, do this check-list:
- Sense my feet and feel the ground beneath me. Does it feel solid? It is supporting me. Even if nothing else, the Earth supports me.
- Check my breath. Am I breathing? Take a solid in-breath and a solid out-breath and sense the air filling and leaving my lungs. The air is supporting me, giving me life.
- Feel my heart. Is it beating? Place my hands on my chest and feel the solid pumping of my heart, moving blood through my body. My heart is supporting me, keeping me alive.
These things are solid. These are things I can depend on as long as I am alive. Ground. Breath. Heart. In these things, I can feel safety.