Fighting vs. Feeling

By Susan David
One way for us to be with our difficult emotions is with what I call “’a gentle noticing.” For example, “I’m noticing that I’m feeling really depleted. I’m noticing my grief. I’m noticing my sadness or my loneliness.”
When we notice our inner world with compassion and gentleness, we’re no longer fighting against our emotional experiences. We are able to just be with them. And when you can just be with your emotions, your gentle acceptance defangs that difficulty or challenge a little bit, allowing you to take the next brave step towards what matters most.

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