I develop new strengths from my limitations

Take a deep breath again. For a moment try to remember anything you find hard but wish to do, or have to do. It could be something you are trying to get very good at, or perhaps it is your school work you are expected to do but you are not so fond of. Or maybe you simply find it hard and it is not your favourite activity. This could also be something you have tried and have not yet succeeded at. Think of anything which is outside of your comfort zone. (pause 6 sec) How do you feel about this activity? What is the emotion attached to it? (pause 2 sec) Have a think about what is most difficult about it? (pause 3 sec) Now ask yourself more questions. Have you given this a go? (pause 3 sec) Do you believe that you could never succeed in this? (pause 2 sec) Have you considered that you could perhaps become good or much better at this if you tried? Have you really tried? (pause 3 sec) Consider what you need to use or prepare to give this a go properly. Do you need another person to help you? If so, who would that be? (pause 3 sec) Or do you need a book? Or perhaps a tool or a prop? Or do you simply need more information? (pause 3 sec) Decide on a single action which could set you on the road to become better at this. It can be a small thing. It can be just something simple to start with. (pause 4 sec) Pay attention, how do you feel about this situation now? (pause 3 sec) Do you feel a little bit more in control and more confident? Take a moment to experience and feel this new position, this new strength. (pause 3 sec) Take a deep breath and breathe this feeling into your whole body. Gently focus on your feet again. Remember you are sitting on the log. In your mind stand up and walk back to the forest. Focus on your bare feet on the forest floor, feel the cool bed of leaves touching your toes and your heels. (pause 3 sec) Now slowly bring your awareness to this room. Feel your feet on the ground. Feel your roots deep in the ground. As you keep focus on your feet, bring your awareness to this room now fully. Become aware of the chair under your body. Listen for the sounds around you. Bring your mind back to your feet. Where are they? Can you feel them? Gently wiggle your toes. Feel the full sensation of the floor beneath your feet. Slightly press them on the floor. Wiggle your fingers and rub your palms. Move your shoulders. Take a deep breath. When you are ready slowly open your eyes, first looking down then up and up until you are looking straight ahead. Do this in your own time. When your eyes are open give yourself a good stretch if at all possible in silence to give others space to do the same in their own time.