Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Anger. Do you let yourself feel it? What do you do with it? Put a lid on it and stuff it down? Let it pop out at ridiculous times? Let it explode? Scary! We don’t like anger. We don’t want to feel it, or show it, or be around it, or near anyone who is expressing it. We don’t understand it. It is so unpredictable. Other emotions are much easier to explain and understand. Most of us have plenty of anger in us. It is often stored in some deep place where we think we can control it. Then it seeps out as resentment, judgement, or critical comments. Or it suddenly explodes outwards at other people. Try being curious about anger and letting yourself feel it inside your body. Expressing it by words or explosion is not actually letting it go. It’s still there. However, if you take time for you, and let your body feel the anger inside, bringing your awareness to the pure feeling, it will empty out, and then the story about why you feel angry will disappear. Try it. It’s worth it.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
If you had to totally accept the circumstances that you are in, what would you have to feel? If you could totally accept your health as it is, what fears would this bring up? If you couldn’t complain about your life, what would you have to feel? If you couldn’t complain what would you have to face or say or do? If you thought your financial situation would never improve what would you have to face? If you thought your relationship situation would never change what would you have to feel? If you had no hope of change what would you have to feel? Take some time for yourself and let yourself feel these feelings. It’s won’t be as drastic as you think. When the feelings have exhausted themselves, you will be surprised at the peace, clarity and strength that you experience.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
If you were told that there was no way to get anything right, how would you feel? Would you feel relieved? Or would you feel panic? How strongly do you like to be right? Do you correct other people’s words? Do you tell people how to get it right? Do you think it is right to be right? Do you become defensive when someone challenges you? Would you feel totally lost if you couldn’t be right at least some of the time? It’s all about controlling the world around you to make yourself feel safe. Being out of control can sometimes bring up scary emotions. And this is a gift, as you then have the opportunity to face the emotion and be free of it. Let yourself feel.