I didn’t have much physical pain to work with today, but today’s lesson helped me with emotional discomfort. Just a couple of days ago I was gripped with fear about various big life changes. I noticed a tendency to make a story: “I’m freaking out, I need external help from X person.” But then life went on and the fear dissipated. Today, I’m working with longing for human touch and comfort. It manifests as “I want to see X person,” but really it’s just energy arising. Instead of fantasizing, I’m trying to focus on the heart space and all the fascinating micro-currents that always seem to be coursing through when I take time to stop to notice.
The phrase “discomfort oscillates” is really helpful. This too will change.