I recall something I overheard and wanted to share – I am paraphrasing here:
“Everything that has shaped us is a gift but a price was paid as well.”
I also ingested tough words about emotions. Like ‘stop running from your feelings’, feel the fear, create space to restore and be at peace again. By not judging, stuffing down or analyzing our uncomfortable states of being, we can tune in and just be with the mucky, sticky, cloudy sensations.
By moving through instead of resisting even the strongest, most intense places of anger, dread and regret, with love, compassion and understanding, we nurture and embrace our whole selves.