Emotions. How to respond to them and transform your life. Inner Peace.
Emotional responses are an indicator to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being how you are feeling about the present moment. In addition, your emotions help you understand what conditions build, sustain and/or deplete your well being.
When, you feel an emotion rising from within, each one is filled with a positive charge of energy (nourishes your well being), negative charge of energy (depletes your well being) or a neutral (there is no charge). Your feelings indicate what nourishes your well being, where you need to take action, where you need to examine self (which follows with the need to heal/transform), where you need to come back into harmony, where you are holding back, and/or out of balance. Extreme emotional responses are a push from the inner being to come into harmony…these emotions will be expressed through excessive anger, laughter, crying, anxiety, sadness, grief, worry, doubt, righteousness and over compensation with the mask of ‘Pretending to BE HAPPY’.
There are few simple ways to understand what your emotions are communicating, how to assist self and how to respond to life with awareness. While, this is easier said than practiced 100% of the time…it is a humbling process to take responsibility for yourself.
Many, of you might be experiencing a lot of emotional responses from your life and events that are unfolding around you (local to global). These are opportunities for self to examine self. Rather than point fingers, pontificate for the masses and/or attack one and another while deep in the fire of your emotional response (aka inner disharmony)….I recommend looking in.
1. Sitting with ‘self’. This is the act of allowing the emotion and being with the emotion in your physical body. During this process, you will begin to welcome transformation by sitting in the discomfort. Then, listening for what you need to bring self back into harmony with self and others. There is no one magic pill, right or wrong perspective and there is nothing that you cannot heal or transform. Some great things to do while you are “in it” take a moment to be with self and choose an activity that gives you the freedom to nourish self and self reflect simultaneously. (i.e. sports, working out, writing, art, meditation, dance, playing a musical instrument, martial arts, hiking, cooking and so on).
2. Ask yourself, “What do I need to do to restore harmony from within? What action can I take that will serve my well being? (ultimately this will serve the whole)
3. Take action on what you self discover (if you need the support of another, than find someone that is not emoting but grounded, can guide you and/or point you in the a direction that will assist you in restoring harmony).
4. To BE NOTED. This is a practice. Daily, you are surfing the waves of life. The harmonious living and transformation comes from within. No matter how offended, hurt, attached to being right, grasping for sense pleasures or the how big the injustice feels…simply remember, there is Cause and Effect. Furthermore, you have the Free Will to respond in a manner that will benefit your well being and inner evolution. You have the power of choice.
Ways to Maintain Harmony within YOU…Surrender HERE
Surrender HERE. Cause and Effect
Then, welcome remembering your natural state of being…harmony and bliss. At this juncture you will naturally come from a place of service from moment to moment. When you are in harmony you are not making any effort, you will be at ease. You do not have to consciously by “mindful” because it will ‘BE’ your natural state of being. Furthermore, you will be objectively aware of how our thoughts, words and actions will potentially intersect each moment and what the true nature of cause and effect. When in this state of being, it is no longer just about you.
I share this because I had a beautiful experience yesterday teaching yoga to a group of individuals transforming their relationship to eating and self. One of the students shared her discomfort with her body and how difficult it was to participate or even watch me teach her. We talked through what this meant for her, she shared how uncomfortable she was in her body. Which is common side effect of an eating disorder. Rather than just pacifying her with a pep talk and ask her to try the class as I had planned, I asked her to share the postures that she is comfortable with. After some contemplation, she came up with child’s pose, prone posture and corpse. A (3) posture class. We went deep moving from child’s pose to prone and then they rolled over and they received sound in corpse. By moving through this class slowly the magic of a posture and the breath opened the students up to physical, emotional, spiritual and mental releases. This student cried for the first time and was able to experience yoga. As I share with all my yoga students, the asana (postures) are only one limb of yoga and they are what prepares the mind, body, heart and soul for meditation. In addition, I share the entire purpose of yoga is to welcome self into meditation while in corpse pose. When you master corpse you have mastered yoga. While, it is incredible to see what the human body will do and how supple the body can ‘BE’…no amount of “doing” will bring you to meditative repose. Furthermore, yoga was never intended to be an activity to show off your body…you will sense that yoga is starting to crack you open when the ‘I’ retires with the your senses and your inner ethics rise ‘UP’. The grasping starts to fall away and the mind with the heart are clear and open. Humility…is what ultimately leads you to this union (yoga) with self. READ MORE (CLICK HERE)
Do You Mind…
Thoughts rattling with resonance of sand etchings
Pictures blur between fiction and fact.
“Sound” fades as Sand Blows ‘Way’
Memories Welcome “Lost”
Heart Opens…Air Creates Space
Emotions fly way with the Essence… A Spring Bouquet!
What more do you need to address?
Mind clears with silence’s aide Heart breathes…Way to Another Day.
How do you want to DRESS? Does it warp and hold you in your ‘best’?
Do the worn threads remind you of what you want not to forget?
Does ‘Mind’ know Best?
Heart sighs and GIVES ‘Way’
Creating Space for ‘Yet’, ‘Another’ & ‘Day’… May it reflect ‘BEST!’
CALL to Action…