day17 – difficult emotions

I do not enjoy meditating on shameful or upsetting parts of my past. I mean, who does? I find it extremely unpleasant. But these not so pleasant feelings do rear their heads in meditation even if I’m not focusing on them. So during today’s meditation, I breathed into the unpleasantness. I did my best to stay with it and allow the unpleasantness to subside. Difficult emotions, along with pleasant emotions, are temporary. When a challenging or difficult situation arises today, I will try my best to stay in my body and breathe and allow the situation to flow through.

I also liked the Sharon’s image of these difficult emotions as birds being released from my hands and flying away. I will carry that with me as well. Thank you, Sharon!