Reflections

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  1. KC

    Tara Brach speaks of ‘seasons of the heart’, which I find helpful and comforting to begin to frame broad families of experience, each with their own bundle of stories, beliefs and feelings. Her RAIN meditation is my go to, to pause, settle and be with feelings around a given moment or experience. Dorothy Hunt offers that ‘peace is this moment, without judgement, where everything that is is welcome …’.

    Back to the toasted bagel with a thick, yummy cream cheese schmear, and a hot cup of tea 🙂

    11 months ago
  2. Malag

    All of them really. It’s a life’s work. It’s a wonderful question because every feeling I have needs the space to be accepted and let be there. I spent a chunk of my life numbing feelings so it was a long process to allow them in to say hello and be properly introduced.

    11 months ago
    1. Mary Pat

      OH yes….you said it so much better than I did….yes, thank you….

      11 months ago
  3. Honeybuns4

    I feel guilty for not seeing that my husband was suffering a heart attack. He did not say a thing and went to bed and I saw his eyes roll back and I called for help and interrupted the CPR because I needed help so he died and I feel so guilty. Everyone tells me it was his time but I feel like I could’ve done more.

    11 months ago
    1. Michele

      You called for help – you did the right thing. Try to not be so hard on yourself and do not feel guilty. My condolences to you on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

      11 months ago
  4. mam_gigi

    I need to let go of perfectionism. Accept failure. And embrace my insecurities.

    11 months ago
  5. B
    Brown Rose

    The feeling of “why?”.

    11 months ago
  6. MEG

    I will pay attention to All my feelings, allowing them to bring clarity, inner peace and acceptance in the here and now.

    11 months ago
  7. sunnypatti48317

    There are many! I fall short of where I’d like to stay, although gratefully not as often as I used to. I do explore them and try my best to accept them, but I do not dwell on them too long, as this is not good for my sanity. Those feelings range from fear, anxiety, feeling less-than and unworthiness. I do, however, think it’s also important to explore the better feelings and accept those, as they are my truths! Those are confidence, courage, self-love, joy, enthusiasm, and, of course, gratitude!

    I’ve been studying the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali, and I was reminded of Sutra 28 when reading some of the comments below. It says “tajjapastadarthabhāvanam” which translates to “repeating it with reflection upon it’s meaning is an aid.” It talks about how repetition is powerful, and the writer reminds us – “As you think, so you become.” So while it is good to reflect upon our not-so-good feelings, we definitely should not repeat them over and over in our minds! Explore, accept, and move forward!

    11 months ago
  8. Layla

    Unburdening myself from being a people pleaser and feeling responsible for others’ emotions. I was an adultified child, felt responsible for my mother’s problems and cast into the role of being her primary nurturer, while having my own needs neglected. Now, it’s literally an everyday effort breaking those patterns.

    11 months ago
    1. devy

      I can definitely relate.. my mom was an alcoholic and my father was away a lot..

      11 months ago
  9. Layla

    That we truly cannot save anyone but ourselves. It is so hard to just be an impartial observer in life, knowing that mistakes and missteps offer valuable lessons. We often feel like we’re protecting those we love by helping them avoid failure, but failure may be just the catalyst they need to empower themselves in life.

    11 months ago
  10. Linda

    My fears of the future. I don’t like to think of the aging process rendering me less capable than I have been all my life.

    11 months ago
    1. Elaine

      I resonate with your comment Linda. I have a hard time thinking of myself as other than youthful and active. And honestly, I’m not convinced that exploring that feeling further is helpful anyway!

      11 months ago
  11. Katrina

    I feel like I just walked into a therapist’s office. For today, I’ll stick to the feeling for which this site is dedicated – gratitude: What keeps be grounded in feeling and experiencing gratitude? And what feelings tend to lead me to abandon gratitude or forget the experience of gratefulness? That’s what I will ponder in my journaling and prayers today.

    11 months ago
  12. Nelson

    Tbh, anger. It can be triggered from unresolved communications and resentment from the past. I will admit through years of intentional work on my mental and emotional health, it continues to subside. It gives way not only to acceptance but also compassion, empathy, forgiveness. I’ve been able to come to terms with trauma from the past. It’s always a work in progress.

    11 months ago
  13. Mary Pat

    Well, my answer yesterday has lots of feelings I can explore and accept. What an overwhelming question…let me just add there are many, but anger, fear, and anxiety should keep me busy exploring the rest of my life.

    11 months ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I can understand and sympathize with this.
      We suffer first through certain terrible experiences. But we suffer longer, by reliving them.
      Burying hard feelings doesn’t work to erase them, and yet…
      do you (or I) want to spend the rest of your life exploring anger, fear, and anxiety?
      For what it is worth, Mary Pat, I know you deserve better, to be free of such difficult things.
      With love ❤

      11 months ago
      1. Mary Pat

        Ah, but in order to take care of myself, I need to go through them, not ignore them. There is a great meditation that Jack Kornfield does that works by going through it, and I think Tara Brach has one as well. I have found them to be extremely helpful. It has freed me from much…..

        11 months ago
  14. Marnie Jackson

    Feelings about my past – especially now that my children are asking questions.

    11 months ago
  15. Patricia

    As Mary did, I will ponder these things in my heart. They’re not for posting….

    11 months ago
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