What Helps Me Cope with Difficult Emotions — by Sara Fabian

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What Helps Me Cope with Difficult Emotions — by Sara Fabian

Post by Welles » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:58 pm

Yesterday I inadvertantly created a situation where a very powerful emoter became intensely upset and broadcast such a powerful storm of distress that I was completely caught wide open and absorbed quite a bit of it before I was able to shut down. This morning I ran into this article. Sara begins her thoughts with the Cherokee story of the two wolves inside of us. From that she provides us to a new way of relating to feelings.

"However, I found a way to stop identifying myself with my emotions, knowing that they are transitory. I learned to witness them with no judgment, instead of labeling myself through my feelings.

Instead of “I’m sad,” I say: ”There is sadness in me right now.”

Instead of “I’m angry,” I say: “There is anger in me right now.”

Instead of “I’m worried,” I say: “There is a worry in me right now.”

Acting as an observer helps me take my power back. This way, can self-manage my emotions, instead of letting them control me. Energy consuming stress that once used to torment me does not own me any longer, and I own it instead."


What Helps Me Cope with Difficult Emotions — by Sara Fabian

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Re: What Helps Me Cope with Difficult Emotions — by Sara Fabian

Post by Sandy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:56 am

Hi Welles. I found this article a good reminder for me to step back and observe what I am feeling. ( I tend to forget this sometimes. :mrgreen: )
Thanks for posting.
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