The famous cliche, “there is no I in team.”  The word “team” is an anagram for “me.” Its not a bad thing to thing of yourself and it doesn’t make you selfish.  After all how effective can you be for your team, in a relationship, if you aren’t at the top of your game?

A bit of soul searching never hurt anyone.  A check of your emotional and mental vitals does a body good. Its only helped me.  Over the past several months, I have felt overexposed and vulnerable at times.  I use certain tools that I have built over time to center the weightless that being so vulnerable can cause – the feeling of giddiness, loss of consequence and at the same time fear and immobilization.  Conflicting behaviors existing on the same plane.

Though my vulnerability sometimes results in actions that are unbecoming, I don’t see it as a weakness.  Weakness is just a state of mind. In the same way strength is also a state of mind but it is more acceptable to talk about openly.

The correction is not allowing the vulnerability to overwhelm.  Focus on the desired result not on the feeling it gives in the moment.  There is freedom found in vulnerability but as quickly as you feel the weightlessness it can shift just has hard in the other direction.

Music mood:  ” Jimmy Buffet ” I wish lunch could last forever”

Neurally yours,

the astronaut xo