60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: Caring for Our Negative Feelings, Thoughts and Habits
by Diane Wyzga | September 14, 2021 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
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Maybe like me you experience negative feelings and emotions. Borrowing from my beloved Plum Village here are 3 ways to care for and transform our negative feelings, thoughts and habits when they arise.
1. Slowly sip your tea (or coffee), breathe, stop your thoughts. Thoughts are just words; words – in this case – have no weight. Practice observing your thoughts without judgment letting them come and go like clouds in the sky.
2. Practice self compassion by recognizing that you are doing the best you can with what you have under the given circumstances. Treat your feelings with kindness. Know that you are transforming your vulnerabilities with understanding.
3. Find some corners of the room to clean, no matter how small. Cleaning corners is like cleaning our dark spaces. Cleaning gives us the feeling that we are doing something useful on the outside and the inside.
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Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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