Working With Emotions

How can I deal with hard emotions when I meditate?

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      "text": "There are a few ways to work with hard emotions and feelings in meditation. Usually, the first instruction is to get familiar with what's happening in your body and the mind — bringing an attitude of kind curiosity to the anxiety, pain, or whatever emotion. You might think something like this, "Oh, anxiety is like this: fluttery feeling in the belly, clammy hands, thoughts getting more speedy," or whatever the actual qualities are for you. Sometimes just having that degree of receptivity and openness helps the emotion to change, but it's important not to do this with an agenda of trying to make it go away because wishing something to change or go away can actually reinforce and feed the hard emotion."





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