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Posts tagged ‘befriending’

The value of sadness

Years ago, I first began to befriend the emotional energy of sadness, as I felt my way (messily) through a profound experience of loss. It changed my whole attitude towards the darker side of our emotional life…

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The blossoming of the wild self

My own practice has brought me back round to looking at patterns of control. In our culture, we are heavily conditioned to try to be in control - of our emotions, of other people, of life events - and it’s such a huge delusion.

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Conscious happiness

I can get a bit squirmy around the idea of joy, because - like anger - it is a very powerful energy. But through befriending the energy of anger, the door has also been opened to allow the energy of joy to flow more freely.

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