Daily Nugget #109
are you feeling it?
that weird self expectation
of feeling like you are ‘supposed’ to react a certain way
or feel a certain way
in any given situation?
you’ve reacted before
why not now?
tho you feel like you should.
waiting for that feeling to rise up
in response to whatever it is that may have ‘triggered’ you before.
you get some kind of news
someone shares something big with you
instead of bursting with emotions
you feel rather calm and steady
waiting for the inevitable surge of feeling
that doesn’t come….
why do we feel obligated to react
obligated to get a certain rise of feelings
obligated to show that we feel.
part of me wonders what the heck is going on.
am i incapable of feeling anymore?
have i lost my sensitivity?
am i no longer able to empathize?
maybe i am instead choosing not to react.
i certainly have done (& am doing) my inner work
corralling my emotions
not allowing my mind to bully me.
NOT reacting is definitely more gentle on my being.
i feel more centered
more ‘in control’ of my inners.
i feel at peace.
I FEEL AT PEACE!!
isn’t that the goal?!
isn’t that what we are all truly working towards?!
so instead of feeling obligated to react
because another is feeling their experience
hold your calm, peaceful center.
this will ripple out and affect and calm the tornado around you.
be the eye.
don’t allow yourself to get pulled from it
by obligation. fear or bullying.
maintain your peace.
lean IN to it
be OK with it.
this is great! fabulous! amazing!!
you want to be here.
Peace IS The Way.
let THAT be your practice.