When feelings bubble up ~
It is completely natural to have times when feelings bubble up during meditation, including unpleasant ones, after all we are paying attention.
In my experience, that paying attention helps uncover the very things that need addressing—and it wouldn’t feel right to cover them up again.
Many times, for me, the awareness of how to care for those unpleasant feelings arises too. Sometimes it has meant doting a bit on certain parts of me, breathing into those spaces; my stomach, bones, joints, or heart, giving them kindness and love, and listening to them—really. Sometimes this has meant seeking the help of professionals.
For all of us, caring for ourselves is the kindest thing we can do: it affects our whole being, how we relate to others, and our world.
Do you have any thoughts to share? I would love to hear from you below.
I’ll see you tomorrow ~