Difficult emotions can be a path to awakening. When we make space for each emotion to arise without judgement, we allow ourselves to feel fully the spectrum of human emotion. We are never alone as we’ll experience nerves, doubt, despair. Every single one of us. When you are in the midst of a more difficult emotion, remind yourself it is ok. Treat yourself as you would a child. Give yourself permission to express yourself freely.
I catch myself in the throes of understanding….now what?
inquiry for today~ what will you know how to do?
Live in a way that encourages deep happiness in yourself and others. You can vow to bring joy to one person in the morning and to help relieve the suffering of one person in the afternoon. Ask yourself, “Who can I make smile this morning?” This is the art of creating happiness.
~Thich Nhat Hanh