Just Breathe Gratitude, day 20- “Emotions”
We feel- joy, sorrow, pain, contentment, anger, happiness, sadness, fear, disgust, peace, anxiety.... those feelings can be teachers if we allow them to be so, they can lead us, redirect us, focus us, drive us, challenge us. We can also become bound to them, buried by them, suffocated by them. Every emotion demands questions: What is this feeling? Why am I feeling it? Is this causing me to grow? Am I allowing it to take control or am I choosing my response?
Grief contains a myriad of emotions, all of them part of the process, all of them demanding to be felt, all of them creating opportunities for growth. One of the benefits of mindfulness through yoga and meditation is creating a space for our emotions to settle and for us to look within and see our own strength and beauty in the midst of the storm. Photo credit @louxjohn