With snow on the ground outside, I settled in for the weekly webinar next to a warm fire in the fireplace. I was very comfortable enjoying not only the created environment, but especially the thoughts and guidance that the MKMMA team dished out.
I did feel a little guilty enjoying that time. But I ask myself, WHY?
Comfort is an interesting concept. We don’t have to experience things ourselves to be able to feel comfortable or for that fact, uncomfortable.
I learned about Mirror Neurons this week. These neurons fire whether we see “it” or actually “do it”. And they can tie us to other’s feelings.
Now I understood why I couldn’t watch a boxing match comfortably. Even though I understand the sport and scoring, I always had a strong emotional response to the punches. My son tried wrestling at a young age–we have a great program here for the youth–I could barely watch. I felt, what I was seeing.
I’ve learned to be grateful for more than just the obvious, by changing my perspective. If something negative occurs, I can be grateful (as Mark J suggested) for the seed of greater opportunity that manifests.
But what about: Anger, Fear, Guilt, Hurt Feelings, Unworthiness
Can we turn these uncomfortable emotions into tools? This is what I came up with during a sit. I have already had to apply a few, and it’s always preceded with a deep cleansing breath.
Here’s a matching game. Take the Uncomfortable emotion and Match to the new Comfort Tool
A. Fear B. Anger C. Guilt D. Hurt Feelings E. Unworthiness
______ self admiration, acceptance,love, and encouragement
______ humble wisdom, graciousness, and kindness
______ tenacious determination
______ compassionate understanding
______ loving unconditional forgiveness
What you come up with may be different, and that’s OK. And for goodness sakes DO NOT get out a red pencil and score yourself!!! E,C,A,B,D
It’s our choice to decide what tools we use in life. I choose the one’s in the Happy Tool Box.