When you face difficulties in your life, you can get so much emotionally or physically overwhelmed, that you wish to overcome your odds as soon as possible. It’s a good attitude to be solution oriented, but do not try to remove what you feel straight away, diminishing or camouflaging it, because the present moment is important and you cannot avoid it, making feint that it has not touched you, disowning it.
Emotions indeed serve precisely to give you an indication of how you perceive the reality you live. When you feel negative emotions it means that you’re far away from your Inner Being, who always feel unconditional love like the Source from which you come from. But the quicker you immerse yourself in the emotions that the majority of people try to avoid, the quicker you are able to let them go and move from grief, anger, discouragement, worry or doubt to contentment, hopefulness and so forth.
Live the experience fully and once the emotional wave that accompanies the storm has passed, you can better assess the strings that has touched within you, its meaning and how you can transform it into something positive, rather than considering it something that just hurts.
When the storm has passed, it is time to discern what has remained and that perhaps did not exist before a different approach or identity, a greater inner strength or anything like that. There is always this possibility because you can always find out what you like and what you do not like in any situation.
All situations, even those you’d be happy to forget, have the potential to give you something good.
Maybe you won’t see it immediately, but in time you will learn to appreciate it, once you take more distance from the emotional storm.
The practice of appreciation is a simple tool that can help you overcoming difficulties and taking a gulp of air.
Appreciation can transform all the events that you live.
Appreciating means turning pleasant and loving thoughts and emotions towards people, situations, places … Appreciation can be applied to everything and within seconds it can change your mood because when you appreciate, you cannot loath at the same time or complain about something because they are very opposing vibrations. A few minutes a day of appreciation can help you regain your center and get some relief.
Just starts from very small things… When you are in bed you can express appreciation for the warm duvet and sheets that surround you, the softness of the pillow and so on… When it rains you can appreciate this gift from heaven that bathes all plants and trees, offering them refreshment… You can appreciate what you wear, eat, do, the words you tell someone, the music you listen to … You can appreciate the blue sky …
In any situation you can always find something to appreciate, it is simply an aptitude to develop, especially if you have not been educated to be appreciative of life. It is only a matter of practice and appreciation is a quality to assimilate.
When you appreciate, you forget your difficulties to find something beautiful to give your attention to. Although sometimes it seems that there is not much to appreciate, it is a matter of focus. By directing your focus to what already goes well and what gives you the slightest relief, you are learning how to allow the good in your life.
Don’t be discouraged if at first you tend more to complain than to appreciate: appreciation is like a flower that needs some time to blossom!