Since the very beginning of the pandemic, I have been in awe of how this collective experience is both allowing and forcing us to feel deeply. To be with our feelings with way fewer distractions than usual.
In some ways, the current circumstances have given us the needed space to feel the full range of emotions – “good” and “bad”, joyful and overwhelming.
Uncertainties in multiple levels of our lives, combined with the movement for Black lives and reflections on our role in systemic racism, seem to be pushing against the edges of our emotional capacity.
In this 3-part women’s circles series, we’ll explore:
- the nature of our relationship with our feelings
- how to expand our capacity to be with and learn from emotions
- what emotional balance really means and how to get there
SESSION 3: LEARNING TO DANCE WITH OUR FEELINGS
Trying to manage our feelings can be exhausting. Nevertheless, our impulse is usually to cling on to some and bottle up others. An alternative path is to let go of the illusion of control and work on expanding our capacity to feel.
In this session, we will explore allowing all of our feelings as they are.
When you look for emotional balance, what are you looking for?
What new relationship with my feelings would be supportive of peace of mind and of spirit?