Why we Shouldn't Resist Painful, Uncomfortable Emotions

Why we Shouldn't Resist Painful, Uncomfortable Emotions

It’s okay to feel tender, and soft, and sad, and it’s okay to not like feeling that way. It’s okay to ache, and bruise, and break, and it’s okay to not want to have to breathe into that space. It’s okay to feel helpless, and hopeless, and lost, and it’s okay to feel unnerved by the powerlessness of it….

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The Simplest Way to Free Ourselves from Negative Emotions

The Simplest Way to Free Ourselves from Negative Emotions

This morning shortly after I woke up, I realized I felt off—tired sure, but also...not cranky exactly, but not happy either. I definitely did not feel happy. As I was out walking, I tried to figure out exactly what I was feeling and why. What was the cause? The trigger? I mentally….

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The Key to Experiencing Negative Thoughts and Emotions with Ease

The Key to Experiencing Negative Thoughts and Emotions with Ease

Don’t be scared of your feelings. Let yourself feel whatever you feel. Notice it. Acknowledge it. Allow it. Allow it without judgment. Sometimes we experience uncomfortable emotions. Fear. Anger. Pain. Sadness. It happens. It’s natural. It doesn’t feel good to….

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Why we Need to Consciously, Intentionally Dive into Our Fears

Why we Need to Consciously, Intentionally Dive into Our Fears

What if instead of automatically giving into fear, we questioned it? Sought to figure out what it meant? What it referred to? What if when we thought we’d found the answer, we probed deeper? Inquired further? Most of what we think we fear is just an outward, external, physical manifestation of something that runs far deeper….

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How Every Single Moment of Our Lives Can be Part of Meditation

How Every Single Moment of Our Lives Can be Part of Meditation

Earlier today as I was walking, I watched a single brown leaf fall softly through the air.  My eyes lingered upon it throughout the entirety of its descent. It was delicate. Soft. Fluid. Graceful. “Being carried along by the wind” seems like a lovely way to describe it. The experience of watching it was….

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