Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is Resetting?”
“By Resetting I mean returning to a baseline, to a set reference-point.
In practical terms, that can mean returning to a balanced, more resourceful / receptive state.
Resetting is a tool.”
“Can you give some examples of how you use the tool?”
“Here’s a few:
This can mean reconnecting with your BodyMind.
It can mean reconnecting with your Center, however you define it for yourself.”
“How do you define it for yourself?”
“I think of my Heart as my Center, and through it I access my Meta-Values [<link; short read], Love, Gratitude, Beauty, and Play, which have a powerful priming effect.
Recovering mental balance once lost, ideally in the moment. This can be done in various ways, depending on the circumstances.
One way is by focusing on what you can control.
What happened a few moments ago is the past, hence outside your control. What you can control is what you do this moment.
I like to perform this reset with a mantra:
Every moment is a fresh beginning. (T. S. Eliot)
Or, with a slightly different nuance:
Every end is a new beginning.
Another way is by focusing on Dignity.
Remembering your inherent worthiness, and everyone else’s.
A powerful mantra I use is:
I am ENOUGH.
I am WHOLE / COMPLETE.
I am WORTHY.
Bringing to mind the limits of your knowledge and understanding, and the limits of understanding itself.
For this, I use two beautiful mantras:
I know one thing: that I know nothing. (Socrates)
I don’t know.
Emptying your cup (Proactive/Reactive)
Letting go of assumptions.
Letting go of evaluations / judgments.
Letting go of desires and expectations.“