In the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy classes, we have been focusing on the way feelings manifest in the body. We have been learning to use the body’s wisdom to increase our awareness of pleasant feelings (leading to more joy!) and to also to allow difficult feelings to be held and experienced in a wider space. This allows painful feelings to follow a kind of natural arc of arriving, abiding and leaving, and by paying attention, we notice this flow happens more easily, FASTER, and it deepens our awareness of their passing and the spaciousness they leave behind.
This morning, I was listening to a lecture that I attended with Jack Kornfield a few years ago, and he mentioned this great quote by Annie Lamott: Read More →