Where I live on the West Coast it doesn’t rain very much. Fortunately, it is sunny most every day, which is a pleasure to experience.
However, it is inevitable that sooner or later the rain does fall both literally in nature, and figuratively by our life experiences as well.
Though on the surface life’s storms are inconvenient and unwelcome in our daily lives, they are necessary to our personal growth and help us emotionally blossom as a result.
Below is a brief mindfulness process that helps bring awareness to our present state of mind when we are feeling drenched with concerns, or experiencing unpleasant feelings to help us move beyond them:
R= Recognize how you are feeling in a non-judgmental way.
A= Accept and allow that it’s ok to feel the way you do in the present moment.
I= Investigate what the feeling is trying to tell you, or what self-care behaviors are being neglected such as sleep.
N= Non-Identification by separating your emotional state from your character by not judging or labeling yourself as an angry person when you feel anger.
Trying to find the lesson in anything we experience can help us to grow from them and not just suffer through them.
What helps you stay centered through life’s storms?