Why is it that we try so hard to avoid our feelings?
We dampen them with substance. We drown them in drink. We stuff them down with food.
We ignore them by spending all our time on our gadgets and no time just being present.
Is it so frightful to feel that we have to come up with new ways not to feel every day?
The sad part is that there is so much beauty, so much richness in our feelings.
Our feelings tell us so much about ourselves, and how the other person is.
Our feelings let us know when we should be silent, and when we should be engaged.
Our feelings let us know when there is something to deal with, and when we are in the flow.
Our feelings are the key to so much of our lives, yet we do not value them as the treasure they are.
What can we do to pay more attention to our feelings?
Show up, be present, listen to our bodies, and feel what is going on around us and within us.
Our world becomes so much deeper when we do...
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant