Questions to Ask to See How Well Grounded

• What qualities would help you be more patient with yourself and others?

• What do you feel is missing in your support system?

• Do you have your bases covered such as shelter, food, water, and the ability to obtain what you need in times of crisis?

• Do you feel that you need to change anything in your life for your dreams to come true?

As I was reading The Complete Guide to Chakras, by Ambika Wauters, I felt compelled to spend some time answering these questions while listening to some root chakra meditation music. Then, I watched a couple videos I had never seen about balancing this chakra.

Finally, I watched one on transmuting excess/pent up energy into something useful. Those things included aggressive exercise (punching a punching bag), cardio (walking, running, dancing), relaxing exercise (yoga, tai chi, balance, skill) meditation (like observing and letting go of thoughts), doing something creative (abstract painting, music), having fun (climbing, boating…), and meditating on feeling the energy rising back up to the heart chakra.

I like these questions because they get me thinking about the practical things I already know. I can use these questions to intuitively infer how to help myself in difficult situations. And finally, I can see what I need to study to create a more peaceful, structured, secure, furfilling life for myself. And I liked the last video because maybe I’ll think of something like these things to put into my schedule. For now it’s walking around my house minimizing clutter. There really is no limit to the amount of answers to these questions, each one being helpful in different given situations.

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2 thoughts on “Questions to Ask to See How Well Grounded

  1. The #1 quality that would help me be more patient with myself and others is to trade judgement to discernment.

    What’s missing in my support system is that a lot of the people I care about have no desire to learn about BPD in order to better interact with me as I am learning about it to interact better with them.

    As far as being ready for a crisis having shelter; enough food; and enough water, I have shelter covered, water is getting there, food is lacking.

    The only thing that I need to change in order for my dreams to come true is to continue my DBT work in order to change my behavior.

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