Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Now is Not Forever: Weathering Uncomfortable Feelings


“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts

I have often heard the emotional landscape compared to weather—we cannot control it, but we do have power over our reactions to it. Rain is not a disaster if I remember to bring an umbrella… or don’t mind getting wet.
Being mindful of the transient nature of feelings and events is very important for our emotional health. I can summarize it in one phrase that has helped me tremendously: “Now is not forever.” Addressing this principle in my life has consisted of three primary concepts:
  1. Embrace the evolving, shifting nature of life to help gain perspective instead of making generalizations.
  2. Take mindful action.
  3. Give service.
Read more: http://tinybuddha.com/blog/now-forever-weathering-uncomfortable-feelings/

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