I hope this letter finds you well and despite the restrictions you are manging to get out for some form of exercise and fresh air. Perhaps after watching the videos you are becoming more aware of your thoughts and how limiting our interaction with social media and other news stories is as important for our overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, we can’t avoid some of the stories we are hearing at the moment of personal suffering and loss due to this pandemic. When we compare our situations to those who may be suffering at the moment it is tempting to minimize our own experiences of heartbreak or pain. We may feel we don’t have a right to be upset about things going on in our own lives, for example. loss of a job, relationship breakup, financial worries, because at least we have food on the table and a roof over our heads.
While awareness of the pain of others in the world can be a valuable way to keep our own struggles in perspective, it is not a legitimate reason to disregard our own pain
Fully experiencing our own hurt is the gateway to compassion toward other human beings. Feelings of loss, abandonment, loneliness, and fear are universal, and, in that sense, all feelings are created equal. We honour and value the human condition when we fully inhabit our bodies so we can experience and feel life fully. Accepting our emotions and allowing ourselves to feel them connects us to all human beings. Then, when we hear the stories of other people’s suffering, our hearts can resonate with understanding and compassion — for all of us.
In the videos this week we learn the importance of expression and the release of repressed emotion. We also learn about the importance of balance in all aspects of life and how to rely on our intuition.
Video 1 click Here
Video 2 click Here