This has been my favorite meditations in the series so far. Sharon touched on many feelings I can have that bring dis-ease like guilt for feeling good.
There is so much suffering in the world, for example, small children in detention centers. How can I or anyone feel good with this in the world? Early trauma like parental separation creates an indelible imprint on a person and possibly a future of mental health struggle. Yet my own life must go on and I need to learn to balance myself in the world I live to be effective at the things I can change.
Accepting and breathing into my feelings honors them, it helps me be less overwhelmed moment-to moment. It’s okay or even better than that if I am not miserable all the time. I can still care deeply and look for ways to help while balancing.