And then I was allowed to breathe.
The panic that shut the door to my curiosity for 20 years was an emotion that I had to engage with before I could take any steps forward in understanding…
Slow down. Emotions live in the body, a group of physical sensations we hold within ourselves. They are meant to be felt. Gently. Slowly. Bodies open to slow; they don’t like fast. If we move too fast, we can’t let the emotions flow through us. They are meant to have a full life cycle, a beginning, a middle, and an end. Resisting keeps them stuck – there is only a beginning, over and over and over – no middle or end, no release.