Instead of ‘turning away’ from pain in avoidance we can learn to gently ‘turn towards’ what we’re experiencing. We can bring a caring open attention towards the wounded parts of ourselves and make wise choices about how to respond to ourselves and to life.
It’s a paradox that we all must understand: It is by turning towards negative emotions that we find relief from them – not by turning away.
Painful emotions can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.
The pain, just…
Being strong and resilient incorporates the ability to be emotionally flexible, accepting whatever one feels without judgement.