The Mindful Coping Podcast
Feelings-The EndgameMarch 30, 2017 Mindful Coping Skills For The Real World
Jeff talks about the different types of feelings that can cause us distress, fear, and anxiety and how instead of trying to analyze what caused them and instead of trying to avoid them, it is much more beneficial to let ourselves just feel these feelings and then release them. He acknowledges that there are many effective ways to heal from this, but it's up to each person to figure out what works best for them as everyone is different. He makes the point that if there is any "endgame" at all in the spiritual and mindful life, it is about utilizing mindfulness practice to be able to more effectively open ourselves up to be more vulnerable to these feelings and to further develop our ability to cope with them on a moment-to-moment basis. We are reminded that when we consistently practice mindfulness, we can rest assured that we have the tools available to more effectively "sit with" and deal with feelings that disquieten and unsettle us.