Accepting your feelings

“The key to releasing difficult feelings is to first accept three things:

-Feeling difficult feelings isn’t the problem. The problem is thinking we shouldn’t feel them, and then causing ourselves more pain by feeling more feelings about our feelings.

-We can’t always control our feelings, but we can control what we do with them. We can either stew in them and get ourselves stuck, or learn from them and do something proactive.

-Letting go is not a one-time decision. It’s something we may need to do repeatedly. But the more we practice, the easier it becomes to come back to the present moment.

That’s what it means to let go of anxiety. It’s not about never feeling it again.”

Author: Lori Deschene
Founder of Tiny Buddha


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