You’d be surprised how the simple act of unhinging your jaw instantly makes you lighter.

Your forehead releases –

The muscles in your neck give away their tension.

She told me to

“put my things in boxes, place them on a shelf”

Instead, I focus on the puzzles at hand – build things.

Mounting agitation:

Washing dishes, I imagine what I’d say.

I close my eyes, take a deep breath and return it to the box.

Visualize stepping on frustrations

My disappointment in others – perhaps their tightly bound jaws.


“breathe in through your nose, that’s how I always do it”

She chortled.

I release “my things” through tightly pursed lips, all the while

glancing at the top shelf.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

One thought on “Unhinged

  1. The war of thoughts and power of same to shape our emotions comes to mind as I read your blog. And immediately thereafter comes the verse: …for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of strongholds. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ… [2 Corinthians 10:4-5]

    I really enjoy reading your blog, Briana. Your raw honesty and beautiful insights are gifts you use well. Love you, precious one.


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