Mindfulness of emotions
In this session, you will witness the fact that you are not your emotions and how emotions respond to mindful observation.
Emotions. They're illogical and, no matter how hard we try, won't be dictated to!
How many times have you felt something and just wanted it to go away? And how many times did it stubbornly hang around waiting to ambush you?
If only the good ones would stay and the bad ones disappeared, then life would be great, right? And if we don't feel ecstatic all the time, then there's clearly something wrong with us or our life. Isn't that something everyone thinks at some point?
What we're missing when we say things like that is that emotions come and go. Like waves on a beach.
When I first started meditating, I found that sitting with emotions was uncomfortable. I wasn't used to it. I was used to distracting myself from them with work, friends, music, TV, family, food, drink and other activities.
With time and practice, however, it's become more comfortable and much easier. Observing our emotions and the space between them and us is an often overlooked aspect of meditation. It is also vital, in my opinion, to practice this mindful observation of our emotional world if we are looking to be more in control of ourselves and improve our mental health.
So, I invite you to join me each week for half an hour to mindfully be with yourself and learn how to introduce this practice into your life.
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Hosted by Carole Carter
I'm a coaching psychologist and hypnotherapist, BSc(Hons), MRes, MBPsS, who has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for over 15 years. I came to meditation after struggling with depression, abuse and self harm among other things. I am most influenced by the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and the Buddhist meditation teacher Bodhipaksa.