Acknowledge your feelingsBy
Allow yourself to have the full human experience by letting your feelings be without getting entangled in them.
We keep ourselves in bondage when we bottle things up or repress our true feelings.
Instead of falling into the ego trap of believing that a perfect life is about always being happy and joyful, why not allow yourself to feel pissed off or sad if you are.
The second you allow yourself to feel the emotions, they will pass through you and simply disappear into nothingness.
Feelings are only “stuck” for as long you resist them, deny them, or pretend to feel otherwise.
But the moment you can say “Yes, I’m pissed off!” or acknowledge any other so called “negative” feeling it flows through you quickly and is released within seconds.
And then a new feeling comes.
It might be a feeling of relief, or even happiness; whatever comes up next simply let those feelings too just flow through you.
Feel whatever you feel without making it wrong because that’s where the suffering comes from.
Suppressing our feelings is the same as avoiding life.
This does not mean we should act on all feelings or lash out towards others.
It just means to simply express how we feel either by acknowledging them to ourselves or by sharing them with another person verbally but without any emotional drama.
It’s really about taking responsibility of our own stream of consciousness and acknowledging the moment as it is.
No drama whatsoever needed. No need to pretend, avoid or hide, but to simply let the feelings flow through you.
Feel the space it creates in you to do this compared to when you’re identified with the feelings and emotions.
One state is open and the other one is closed and tense. Can you feel it?
Try it now.
Take a feeling you don’t like and that you are experiencing in your life at the moment.
It might have something to do with being annoyed or irritated with someone or something, or maybe you’re sad and feel vulnerable.
Whatever it is; feel it and experiment with how it is to allow the feeling to be (by acknowledging it) and then switch back into resisting it and making it wrong and undesirable.
Feel the difference between being able to breathe freely and by having the body all tensed up.
Make an effort to reeeeally resist the feeling and make it really, really wrong, and then let go!
Release the resistance and feel the relief when you simply let the feeling be.
Does it still feel as heavy and burdening?
As you do this you will be able to move forward from a different emotional state because you see clearly that you have actually something to say when it comes to how you experience life.
When we open ourselves up like this we are immediately able to see the whole drama from a different perspective and then there’s space and openness and you can breathe freely again.
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