You are smart enough to know that keeping your fingers crossed won’t elect your preferred candidate, get you that job or promotion or make the world safer. Yet, we can be at a loss as to what to do, or even be overwhelmed by all the options for coping.
This week I watched a couple of episodes of a new PBS series called Hacking Your Mind. The first segment, Living on Autopilot, focusses on how most of our choices and behavior are dictated by our unconscious mind, and our emotions.
During the current upheaval, when we are experiencing so many intense emotions, it’s easy to feel exhausted and wanting to check out. Hence, it is important to bring the unconscious to consciousness so you can be in charge of your own “fate.” Luck has nothing to do with it.
While I am into watching reruns of The Great British Baking Show as a respite, I also know how essential it is to feel all of my gnarly emotions. What builds resilience and the ability to be fully present with your emotions is to practice emotional fluidity. Feel your emotions, but don’t hang onto them. Let them move through you. Here’s a short video for you about this: Watch Here.
Once you have watched the video, take 5 minutes to practice Emotional Fluidity. When you are able to experience your emotions in a way that lets them flow through you, rather than lodge inside you, you have the power to be in charge of your own experience.
Access the 5-minute audio here to practice Emotional Fluidity.
This short exercise takes you through the four foundational emotions of sadness, fear, anger and joy. These are the core emotions out of which all other feelings flow.
As you tap into each emotion, if you feel one strongly, pause the audio and spend some time with that emotion, then resume the audio so that you can practice being able to quickly let go of one emotion and move to another. Feel free to leave a comment below or email (link to email address) me directly if you have a question.