Why is mindfulness such hard work at times? Often, it’s because we are facing what we usually get to ignore - our feelings. For September, our mindfulness goal is to lean into those feelings.
The goal of meditation and mindfulness isn’t to become a blank, Zen-like slate. You might get there at times, but only once you are able to sit, nonjudgmentally, with discomfort.
Signs You Are Avoiding Your Feelings
If you can’t confront the way you feel, you won’t process it and move forward. Similarly, if you aren’t observing good feelings, you won’t fully appreciate them. Here are a few ways to tell that you are ignoring the way you feel, or are having trouble accepting your emotions:
Feeling with Mindfulness
Mindfulness is an effective way to get in touch with our feelings. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you complete your mindfulness practices in September.
Did you check out our August mindfulness goal? Cultivating contentment is also useful in handling emotions. Let us know if you have any tips or experiences to share in the comments, and have a great September.