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Feel the fear

Updated: Apr 7, 2020

Given the uncertainty of the world right now, I wanted to share this past post . . .

Here is a practice I try to do daily. I close my eyes and focus on my breath for a few minutes to still my mind. Then I ask myself, “What am I resisting most in my life right now?”

Waves of emotions come. I name them and then sit with them. Once they die down, I ask myself the question again to get a new wave. 95% of the time, my waves are some version of fear. It’s intense and uncomfortable. But, in sitting with them, they dissipate. Within 5 to 10 minutes, they are gone.

I’m not sure what to call this practice, but it’s been transformative. As someone who defaults to numbing, facing emotions straight on clears my mind and builds my grit like nothing else.

So try it today. What are you resisting most in your life?


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