The beauty of this age of ever-advancing technology is that we can do so many things, and the challenge is that we can do so many things. Every time an emotion that we’re conditioned to label as ‘negative’ arises we immediately look for the next distraction.
What if we could let ourselves relax into every passing emotion like slipping into a bath?
The anxiety that we resist before public speaking is the same feeling that another person pays to experience at the start of a rollercoaster.
It’s only our labelling of the states as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ that causes the issue. What if we could welcome all emotions as Rumi says ‘The dark thought, the shame, the malice. Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.’