Life energy in disguise.
How often do you find yourself displeased with feelings or emotional states that arise in response to life situations? Imagine what it would be like if you were to greet every emotional response (yours and others') with acceptance & curiosity. Every emotion is an expression of life energy, which is inherently good. When we reject, manage, or ignore feelings we are practicing a form of self oppression, limiting the flow of life energy within us. By acknowledging and sensing into them as they are and, in turn, into other parts that want to change them, we begin a process of self-liberation, loosening tangles, shifting perspective, and moving forward freshly in relationship to being and becoming.
According to Rumi:
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if theyâre a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
Establishing a regular practice of compassionate self inquiry eventually changes neural pathways and how the brain operates, experienced as transcending old patterns of feeling and thinking. In addition to ï»¿my Ebooks viewable on this site, a well written book that explains how to establish a mindful approach to all that arises in the body is ï»¿ï»¿Your Body Knows the Answer: Using Your Felt Sense to Solve Problems, Effect Change, and Liberate Creativityï»¿
by David I. Rome
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