We may wish to be peaceful and even-keeled at all times, but there’s this thing called life that happens.
Sometimes, no matter how much deep breathing you may do, your emotions and your circumstances overcome you.
We have to remember that at the heart, meditation is allowing what is. This means that even if things feel yucky, you don’t try to overcome it or override it or change it into what makes others feel more comfortable.
The next time something difficult comes up inside of your body, allow it to be. Don’t try to push it down or squash it until the only way it can make itself heard is through even deeper feelings.
Let those feelings rush to the surface so they don’t have to express themselves in your subconscious later or imprint themselves in your body.
Whatever it is, and whatever you feel, drop the stories. Letting go of the stories will help you to heal.
Feel uncomfortable sensations and challenging feelings with your whole body. Every time you feel that you can’t take it, take a breath that is so deep, that it feels like it is carrying some of that emotion for you.
If you need to cry, cry.
If you need to feel anger deeply, do so.
There are many places in life where we are not allowed to completely be ourselves. If you can’t be at home in your own body and mind, where can you be?
Anything in life follows the adage, “this too shall pass.” Let your emotions be, so that they can move through you.