It takes a massive amount of courage to accept feelings of loss and sadness, without trying to fix them - to open to them instead, fully feel them and let them transform you. At first I feared that turning towards these feelings would keep me stuck in them. But I discovered the opposite: it freed me to move forward, into something new and unknown.
Posts from the ‘Emotional Confidence’ Category
It used to be easier to believe there was something wrong with me than to accept that being human comes with emotions that can be deeply uncomfortable. But when I discovered mindfulness, I began to broaden my emotional repertoire, and become fully human. I learned that I could cope with feelings of anxiety, sadness, shame... and open to much greater joy, beauty and gratitude.