Whatever the reasons, many of us found that our feelings were discounted, and treated as if they didn’t matter … This is a lesson we carry through life. As a result, we learned to suppress our true feelings. Yet understanding what we feel is vital to our well-being, prosperity, happiness, and joy!
So, as often as you can, say these words: “How am I feeling?” Right now, say it!
Now, express your feelings to yourself. If you feel angry, say, “I feel angry!” Feel sad? Say, “I feel sad” – or “hurt,” “lonely,” “frustrated,” “anxious” …
Also, if you feel at peace, say it: “I feel at peace.” Or say, “I feel love” or “I feel loving” – or “joyful”, “confident,” “hopeful,” and so on.
This simple practice should be done whenever you think to do it. We are so used to not feeling that we need to establish habits that help us realize “what it is we are feeling.”
For this week, practice these simple exercises daily – learn to feel how you truly feel.
In time, you will learn to identify the feelings associated with your behaviours, and then to change both instantly, replacing any unease or fear you experience with joy and peace.
Enjoy your week – feel your way through it – with love!