Numbing emotions

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“We cannot selectively numb emotions.

When we numb the painful emotions,

we also numb the positive emotions.”

Brené Brown
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Pain killers (opioids) and anti-depressants provide our artificial numbing.

 

We give way to much importance to emotions.

 

Buddhists have no word for emotion, we on the other hand give emotions incredible importance.

 

Emotions are  ephemeral, transparent and fleeting.  Feel them completely, then let them fade away harmlessly.

 

Observe the next emotion without thought, follow it as it arrives, stays a while, then exits.

 

Observe how an emotion makes a thought seem larger, more important or even scary.

 

Practice letting go of all the negative emotions.

 

Doubt, worry, anger, jealousy, sadness, fear and rage can fade away quickly with daily practice.

 

We can limit the time anger lives in our consciousness.

 

 

Wellbeing and happiness are internal battles.
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