A wholehearted relationship even with difficult emotions

When you refrain from habitual thoughts and behavior, the uncomfortable feelings will still be there. They don’t magically disappear. Over the years, I’ve come to call resting with the discomfort “the detox period,” because when you don’t act on your habitual patterns, it’s like giving up an addiction. You’re left with the feelings you were trying to escape. The practice is to make a wholehearted relationship with that.

Pema Chodron, Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

2 thoughts on “A wholehearted relationship even with difficult emotions

  1. Almost every day I feel your blog posts ‘speak’ to me and for that I thank you. This one had an extra special message for me in this time so I’m going to put this one up on my wall.

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