10 ways to process emotions
Do you ever feel overcome by emotions? There are so many – typically the “negative ones” we tend to have an issue with experiencing / processing. In our culture we are not taught ways of identifying, allowing and accepting our feelings. The truth is while fear, sadness or anger may be very uncomfortable to experience, they are waves of energy passing over us. Below is a list of ideas I’ve compiled over the years on processing a range of negative emotions. What’s your favorite way to process?
“Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the Gods made for fun.”
“Stop overthinking it”, they say. “You’re too emotional, sensitive, focused, zoomed in…” Do any of these sound familiar? At times, we get overwhelmed by negative emotions and obsessive thought patterns. One of the best tool I’ve found to quiet the mind is called a flying bird technique. Please see below and let me know your coping mechanisms.
“Sit in the ocean. It is one of the best medicines on the planet – the water.” Nayyirah Waheed. Do you guys agree? Tell me how you use water in your life!! I love watching water as it flows by – reminding me that all worries will be washed away “This too shall pass” Creaks […]
“Expect Sadness like you expect rain. Both cleanse you.” Nayyirah Waheed Most of us try to avoid feeling ‘negative’ emotions. We have an expectation that everything is our lives should be balanced, positive and expansive. We do live in the duality and sadness, anger, fear, contraction and pain exist. Comment if you think our expectations […]
WORKSHOP @gildasclubtoronto Just reflecting back on today’s workshop at Gilda’s Club – meditating on body-centered emotions… What an experience. 9 soulful women, fighters, cancer thrivers all in different stages of cancer journeys… Different diagnosis. Yet so similar inside. Working through pain, fear, rage and loss… Multidimensional revamping of their whole being. A hard reboot so […]
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.” Rumi. Interesting perspective, I’ve been recently thinking of two ways emotions are typically suggested to process: One is – embracing, naming and letting them pass through us. Associating ourselves with a witnessing aspect and focusing on becoming a vessel for these to express and leave […]
I always try to stay real. As much as possible… Authentic – though this proves to be tough at times. So I want to share something personal I’ve been struggling with in the past few months: my evolving and changing health. A few months ago I’ve received a diagnosis that I was not thrilled with. […]