It’s an easy pattern to get stuck in our thoughts and in our emotions…mindfulness can help free us from that old pattern. We are not often taught to manage our emotions…we cling to positive emotions, and resist difficult emotions. So a big question is, How do I manage emotions when they take over? How can I sit in the discomfort without denying, resisting or ignoring what’s arising? Equanimity is a tool to help: it’s radical acceptance.
We often don’t know what to do with our emotions – and yet, the only way out is through. The key is to acknowledge the emotion and then pause to decide what to do with it. But allow yourself to feel what you feel; you don’t have to act on it immediately.
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