Taming the Dragon

When you name it, you can tame it.

I recently listened to this story about a dragon at the beginning of a guided meditation encouraging us to name our dragons. Fear. Anger. Impatience. Envy.

Naming these 'monsters' disempowers them. It doesn't feel logical, but it can be a powerful practice.

When we name a dragon like impatience, the simple act of naming it puts us in the role of the observer.  It takes us out of the clutches of the battle with it and allows us to see that we are fighting with our own selves. 

This dragon taming is possible with our singing, as well. The dragons might be strong emotions like fear and anxiety or physical sensations like tightness in the chest or tension in the jaw or tongue.

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