It’s amazing how fast our life goes by and yet so many of us don’t stop to take the moment and really take it all in. Who we are today is what our experiences have shaped us to be. We run our daily chores and busy lives without realizing that there is a soul inside that needs to be heard and recognized with its needs. Living blindly to take the time to nourish our own well-being is what causes us to feel unbalanced and unhappy.
Taking in what your soul wants you to be aware can be sometimes overwhelming. When you sit with yourself and you let the flood of emotions and memories pop up it’s unexpected. You thought it’s just your thoughts, but it’s things that your soul hasn’t healed from. If you have memories that make you sad, nostalgic or emotional – ask yourself why does it make you feel this way? Has there been words that have been said that hurt you, action that were done that you still can’t forgive or emotional and physical traumas? This is the time to give yourself a time to sit with these feelings and let any emotion to fully come out. If you want to cry, please do. Crying is one of the best way to heal and let go of the heaviness in your chest. If you are angry write it out, even as a letter to a person who you are angry with, even if you are not really going to give it to them. Hug yourself on the inside and comfort that heart of any pain it has. You had reasons to feel the way you feel, and you shouldn’t suppress your emotions and feelings by covering them up with your busy schedule. By going on about our life without dealing with what’s bothersome on the inside can eventually catch up with us and cause more issues such as: depression, anger, physical and emotional abuse towards self or others. At the same time you might not realize what bothers you inside if you don’t sit down and sift through your thoughts and feelings.
Finally, put yourself in that persons shoes and try to see why would they have acted or said things they did. Try to be understanding and take in consideration that behind those words or actions was also a hurt soul. Forgive and move on, because forgiving is what opens the energy to continue to flow and bring in positive, no longer keeping you in negative setbacks. Remember meditation helps to sort out your emotions, because you are doing it with calm mind. Don’t ignore what bothered you before; don’t brush it off even if it’s a simple comment from someone. Acknowledge it as something that has affected you and now it’s time to heal, and then move forward.