Let’s learn how to make friends with emotion through the below poem by Chade-meng Tan- the author of the “Search Inside Yourself” book, which was written based on the Search Inside Yourself program!
My monsters come in different shapes and sizes.
Over the years, I have learned to deal with them.
I do that by letting go.
First, I let go of my wish to suppress them.
When they arrive, I acknowledge them.
I let them be.
Next, I let go of my instinct to vilify them.
I seek to understand them.
I see them for who they are.
They are merely creations of my body and mind.
I humor them a little.
I joke with them.
I joke about them.
I let them play.
Then, I let go of my desire to feed them.
They may play here all they want.
But they get no food from me.
They are free to stay here hungry, if they want.
I continue to let them be.
Then they get really hungry.
And sometimes they leave.
Finally, I let go of my desire to hold on to them.
They are free to leave as they wish.
I let them go.
I am free.
I do not overcome them.
They do not overcome me.
And we live together.
If we consider our unpleasant emotions as the monsters, “Anger Monster”, “Jealousy Monster”, “Sadness Monster” …We can stop giving them energy by sitting with our emotions, observe them, learn how to accept without trying to get rid of them; nevertheless, do not feed them by stories in the past or worries about the future.
You can take this as a daily practice and try applying!
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