Actress and yoga teacher Maxene Magalona also still experiences days when she would wake up feeling the pangs of fear and anxiety. And just like everyone, she figures out ways to go through those days.
Magalona had such a day today, but thankfully, she was able to solve what was bothering her, as per her Instagram page.
“When you’re dealing with a mental health condition, juggling different jobs, going on a self-healing journey and experiencing a spiritual awakening all at the same time — it can get pretty overwhelming,” she observed.
“I understand that there will really be days when uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, fear, shame, guilt and doubt naturally arise and there’s nothing else to do but to just hold space for them and let them come,” she advised.
In instances such as those, the best thing to do, according to Magalona, is to “surrender to the present moment.”
“Do not resist. Allow the present moment to unfold before you as though you chose it,” she said.
She feels that it is best to “close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.”
“Breathe and remember that you are not your thoughts. You are your soul. You are your heart. You are your breath. Cry if you must but just keep breathing and hold yourself gently through the process. Focus on your breath, stay present and be here NOW,” she explained.
Letting go of pain is also a solution, she implied, as she added: “Today, in this moment, I learned that the more we let go, the more we become free. Holding on to pain will only poison your soul.”
“Hold on to hope. Hold on to peace. Hold on to happiness instead,” Magalona advised.
Magalona also noted that today is the Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion, as she expressed gratitude for being held by Mary during her tearful meditation. She said she is recognizing that moment as one of “synchronicity”: “Because if this isn’t a synchronicity, then I don’t know what is.” JB