“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”~ Jonathan Safran Foer
This is exactly why running away from my feelings will never work. I can try to sprinkle all the magic fairy dust of positive affirmations till the cows come home, but that will never bring me back to a state of grounded awareness. Invite and embrace the uncomfortable, because it is the desire for comfort--of clinging to that which is familiar--which keeps me rooted in the past and the cause of suffering.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again