The process of sitting still and being with your emotions can be extremely uncomfortable. Many of us choose to either avoid our feelings or instantly react to them without thinking, so it can be quite overwhelming in our meditation practice when we’re put in a position to just observe them as they are.
One of my favourite teachers, Tara Brach, recommends using the RAIN of Self- Compassion practice for mindfully approaching emotions. This is a practice I’ve continued to use myself time and time again as it's not only helped me to be more accepting of my emotions but has also taught me how to be less reactive to them. This practice can be used as a meditation, or you can move through the four steps as a brief exercise to help you whenever challenging feelings arise.Read More