At the closing of my daily morning meditation, I silently ask what I am to know that day. Usually, a word comes to mind almost instantly, and most often the words are easy to understand based on what is going on in my life at the time. Words come to me like “peace,” “knowledge,” “curiosity,” “beauty.” Easy, right? Some days I am given “patience” and I automatically wonder what will be coming that day. Usually, by the end of the evening, I smile as I recognize the value of the word given to me that morning.

One day I was presented with a word for which I needed more clarification: “equanimity.” I looked for a good definition, impressed that my subconscious, or the Universe, or my Higher Self, or whatever you choose to call it, came up with something that I wasn’t totally clear on. It helped me know it wasn’t my thinking brain just making this stuff up each morning!

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When I saw this definition I became a little concerned about what my day was going to offer. And by the end of that day I knew exactly why I was given that word. But between frequently Tapping about my feelings and simply having that word in my back pocket, I was able to maintain a sense of equanimity during a rough day. And I am very thankful.

Being able to maintain a sense of calm and composure during one of life’s rough spots is a treasure. EFT Tapping and other stress management tools can definitely help with that, getting us back to our center feeling more grounded and level. Life seems to offer us many opportunities to practice our Tapping! When you are in one of those situations, pay attention to the onset of negative emotions and try to identify what is triggering your feelings. Where do you feel it? How intense is it? Use your descriptive words in your setup statement and reminder phrases and tap for a round or two. Then reassess how intense your feelings are. Repeat rounds as needed until you find your sense of equanimity.

Keep Calm and Tap On!

Please remember: It's important to contact a professional if things feel too big for you, whether it be a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or certified EFT practitioner. Never discontinue your current medications without first consulting your doctor.