Close your eyes and say quietly, “I am that I am” three times. Notice what happens. ” I am that I am” are the only truthful words we can say about who we are, because they include all of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual presence in the moment. Anything else is only part of the truth. “I am breathing,” for example, doesn’t include the reality that I am also hearing, seeing, etc. Saying “I am that I am” brings us right into the moment! When we are fully alive in the moment, all thoughts of anger, worry, frustration, judgment and blame fall away. Try using this suggestion anytime you feel stressed and want to calm down and center.
It’s a great tool but, beware! Tools need to be put down when they are no longer useful, like any habit used to avoid being in the moment! If you use it too much, you’ll know what I mean.