Dear Wise Women,
Last night we continued our exploration of presence by diving into a (rather uncomfortable) notion of finding comfort in uncertainty. The readings I chose pointed to the power of the simple yet profoundly difficult practice of leaning into our discomforts rather than reacting to them, pushing them away or simply placating them. Leaning into our discomforts, dislikes and our pain requires us to first and foremost observe and witness our thoughts and emotions (rather than believing them), and to do so from a place of gentle and neutral compassion. Only then does the space arise for the energy of the thought and emotion to move, and for a natural and healthy response to emerge.
Our circle of presence beautifully touched on the many nuances of these teachings. As always, I am deeply grateful for your sharing.
The Wisdom of No Escape