May you face difficult emotions with courage.
May you remember that emotions are just energies passing through.
May your weekend be blessed with authenticity and bravery and comfort.
May you be willing to do the work when the work shows up.*
When difficult emotions arise, do you tend to run away from them and fill yourself with distractions? Or do you stop everything and tend to them?
In my experience, when difficult emotions arise, if I try to push through and carry on with my plans, I find that I cannot enjoy myself… So I think it is better to just stop and tend to the emotions first. That is called doing the work when the work shows up.
The thing is, our natural human tendency is to push away pain and seek pleasure. But, the things that really bother us are points of inquiry. Our triggers are actually very juicy and when we lean into them fully, by asking why and how questions, then they often will bear very sweet fruits!
So, my dear reader, my blessings for you this weekend are to face your juicy triggers. If you tend to run away from difficult emotions, make it a new practice to stop and tend to them. Surrender to the energies passing through you. If something is upsetting you, ask why and how, and then listen deep within for the answers.
If you currently do not have any difficult emotions passing through, thank your happy stars and enjoy your weekend plans!
This weekend my plan is to work on the final stages of publishing my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life… Well, that is my “plan” but since there have already been a few delays to publishing this book, I just have to trust that it will happen in “right timing” which I sure hope will be this weekend! 🙂
See you all back here on Monday…
With lots of love,
* Please see follow-up post on July 23rd: “What to Do with Difficult Emotions When You Cannot Stop to Tend to Them”
Oranges photo by Julie Aagaard on Pexels.