When sensations tighten and squeeze my muscles and send cortisol rushing through my body it’s really uncomfortable.i am starting up once again to practice being with the sensations. I will be acknowledging that yes the thoughts that brought it on are trying to help. that yes this uncomfortable thing is going on right now. or yes that might happen or yes I did do that. Im trying to be with the reality that I can’t control the changes going on but I can get to a loving presence. I can greet the change with loving kindness while I sense my intention without automatically reacting. I am practicing making space around the pain to soften it. I am deep breathing. I am being mindful in my actions. The more I witness the pain the more awake I am able to become.