.10: This episode concentrates on emotional health, on maintaining and building emotional resiliency and equanimity. We’re not going to move to the emotional equanimity until we first address and honor the emotions that are arising and chances are if you’re like most of us, you are expected seeing more emotions, more heightened emotions, and maybe some very unfamiliar ones as well. As this episode goes on, we’re going to talk about some of the most common emotions that we’re experiencing right now, what it means to build emotional resilience.
And I’m also going to offer you some loving-kindness, also known as metta phrases that you can use for yourself and towards our fellow human beings, for the duration of this pandemic, and maybe even onward from there.
1:59 – Reminder of what Awaken Your Power is about, and how it connects to emotional resilience and emotional equanimity.
3:29 – How children are taught to deal with emotions
Part of a journey to wholeness, part of a journey to awakening power, is to expand our emotional experience so that we become fuller, more whole human beings. That’s what my work is all about. That’s what this podcast is all about. And I dare to say that that is what this time is asking us to do.
5:58 – Engaging with Fear
9:24 – Overwhelm/Confusion gives opportunity & freedom
10:12 – Sadness – Why we must mourn
13:06 – Anger – Seeing it, feeling it, moving it
15:48 – The habit of emotional bypassing
18:45 – The Guest House poem, by Rumi
20:27 – “We chose this period of time because we knew we could move through it. “
“And so in this way, we can all be a guide for one another, we can all be supporting one another rather than taking the bait and choosing sides, we can see our oneness and our connection and move from that space within us staying in our own emotional equanimity, building our own emotional resiliency, we become kinder, more thoughtful, more mindful human beings.”
21:26 – Metta Phrases, or a Loving-Kindness Practice
…Finding tools, finding methods that allow you to move emotions through your body. Again, they will not break you, you are strong, you are resilient, and you have a tenacity and fortitude that is well beyond what would normally be considered human capacity. We have soulful capacity. We’ve got this, you can do this and so continue to take care of yourself and your loved ones, and we’ll talk to you soon.