When we experience difficult emotions, our initial reaction is to push them away or ignore them because they feel unpleasant. This only results in the emotion remaining in our bodies and it can really affect the way we think and behave in a way that is perhaps unhelpful to us.
Mindfulness practice helps us to gently turn towards these difficult emotions and allow ourselves to actually feel the physical sensations of perhaps a heaviness in our tummy, a tightness in the throat or a knot in our chest….etc. We can be present and pay attention to the unsettled feeling.
Whenever we allow ourselves to just feel sensations in our bodies, we allow ourselves to also heal.
If we can find the courage, kindness and time to make friends with our internal monsters, we can begin to live a life of happiness, contentment and peace.
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