November 25, 2021
Ask Deepak

Fight or Flight Mornings.

Quote.

When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Question:

Dear Deepak, I have been meditating for a few years now, pretty consistently, in the morning and at night. I also exercise and have begun practicing yoga. Despite all of this, I still find myself waking in the morning feeling a “flight or fight” response for no identifiable reason. I try to meditate myself out of it, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. How do I predictably stay in that place of peace and calm?

Response:

That state of anxiety upon walking has to do with interrupting an emotional release that is occurring during sleep. Ideally, you would continue to sleep or go back to sleep to complete the release process. But if you are too awake to go back to sleep or you have to wake up anyway, then instead of meditating right away, I instead would recommend you get up and take a long shower followed by some yoga or exercise. Do both of these things with the intention of clearing away the residual agitation that you were in the middle of when you woke up. Then you should be able to meditate with a clean slate and have a more peaceful and calm experience.

Love

Deepak

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