This morning I woke up feeling really excited about the day ahead!
Looking forward to my yoga class and my morning walk. Could feel the smile on my face and the lightness in my body.
What I found interesting though that I didn’t much question where the positive feeling originated from. I just enjoyed it, being grateful for the way I was feeling.
On the other hand, when faced with challenging feelings like anger, fear, frustration, sadness I always go into over analyzing with the underlying intent to somehow get rid of it.
Of course that rarely helps!
On the contrary, re-viewing them over and over just keeps me stuck in a negative pattern.
What does help though is cultivating an “inner witness” through mindful moment to moment attention of where I am at. Which means observing & labelling the experience instead of being “in it”:
– I have thoughts but I am not my thoughts.
– I have bodily sensations but I am not my bodily sensations.
– I have feelings but I am not my feelings.
What I am grateful for today:
- My feeling of excitement this morning
- My morning walk
- Having finished the handout for my upcoming workshop