// Feel It //
We have to feel what’s coming up for us.
We distract ourselves by “doing” in myriad ways;
// social media (raising my hand here!! I’m scrolling for something unknown... because what needs to be made known is within me)
// seeking out friends
// generally being busy
// what’s your distraction method of choice ???
But, but, but
When we suppress thoughts or emotions they come back with a vengeance. Scientists have studied this. The results are in. This is Fact.
We have to feel what we’re feeling; allow it time to shine so it can fall away gracefully.
Lean into what you’re feeling.
Then watch as it miraculously dissipates along with its control on you.
So -- here's some tips on leaning in;
1. As you go through out your day, pay attention to what you are feeling and acknowledge. 'I am feeling Angry'. Keep in mind you are a human having an emotion. You do not become your emotion. Eg. I am Angry - as often as you can focus on shifting your thinking away from being an emotion to being a human having an emotion. Note what this shift brings up for you.
2. Find a comfortable, quiet place where you can be alone and undisturbed, sit with your eyes closed. Focus on your breath. Ask yourself, 'What am I feeling,' allowing whatever comes up to arise - even if it is tears. Begin to label or name what you are feeling. Sit here. With all of these feelings.
3. Write to your emotions - engage, for example, anger in a discussion on the page. What does Anger need to say? How can you work with Anger? What does Anger need? Promise Anger you'll be a better listener from now on, rather than hiding from it or suppressing it.
Write your way,