Emotional wounds are responsible for most of our suffering. Loss, heartbreak, disappointment and shame are some of the biggest, yet all emotional pain can cause trauma and fear.
It’s natural to be afraid of things that hurt us, but we need to avoid getting stuck in the fear of the mind. Your mind wants you to believe that in order to be “ok” you need to avoid negative or painful emotions.
We’re not really afraid of love, we’re afraid of suffering. We’re scared we’ll get hurt. We’ve been hurt. We’re afraid we aren’t strong enough to deal with more pain, and we may crumble. We’re afraid of these things because we’ve been operating in a disconnected, detached manner from our real emotions and history of our life. We’ve been taught to push things under the rug, to avoid difficult conversations, to not speak up or express our suffering.
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“Yes!” holds the energy of healing, happiness and growth. “Yes!” brings with it acceptance, courage and most importantly, an open heart.
Leah Guy gives an introduction to meditation, and a short guided meditation.
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Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple and effective approach to wellness that will help re-program your brain and central nervous system so you are not repeating old patterns. It’s useful for physical pain as well as emotional pain and negative thinking.
Quick reading for spiritual inspiration from Thomas Merton. Happy Holidays!