Maybe it’s the turbulence in a few area of my life, the cycle of the moon, the fact that the sun hasn’t shone in days or maybe it’s just that it is a season of sadness right now for me.
I have found myself not being able to sleep (which always makes me emotional) and on the verge of or just plain shedding tears more than once this week.
I haven’t felt this way in quite awhile and as much as I’m ready to get back to my joyful, optimistic self, and I know that surrendering to the tears will help get me there and that the joy is on the other side. It’s a process.
Allowing yourself to just be with the emotions that triggered those tears and really feeling and acknowledging them is so important.
We are human and women and our emotions are a part of us. Pushing them away, or down causes stress, illness, depression, weight gain and so may other issues.
After the tears comes a time when we need to stop the spiraling of thoughts and come back to joy.
Here are the practices that I use to bring me back.
- I ask myself what is the best feeling thought I can have right now?
- I let the feeling that thought brings linger in my body until a smile starts to form my face.
- Then I gently ask’ “what action can I take that would get me in alignment with that thought”? Then I take the action. Sometimes by this point, there is no action.
- Finally, I decide on an action that will give me pleasure or joy.
Approaching every challenge from the root place of how can I come back to joy is empowering. Surrendering to the tears takes practice, acceptance, and compassion for you.
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