I love the Q&A for this one. When a thought comes up that sets me spinning, to think of it someone next to me is thinking and offering that person compassion. Like on the train, thinking everyone here has their life together. Not me. But if someone near me were thinking that, I think I could offer them a lot of compassion and good will.
I also like the idea of looking at the sensations. The squirmy feeling of wanting to jump out of my skin. It feels so icky, yet it is a normal part of everyone’s life. It seems a lot to say I can make friends with that, but I am willing to try.
sharon, this is tough stuff. I am glad you are giving us tools for getting into the messiness. At the same time, this is kind of scary!!!?