To help with that, let’s continue with the practice of experiencing and moving through the 8 unpleasant feelings. Once you have experienced any of the given feelings, pause, and take some time to reflect, and see if you can identify and invite the more positive counterparts of these 8 feelings.
Last week, I suggested positive feeling counterparts to anger, disappointment, and helplessness. This week we will address shame, embarrassment, and vulnerability.
Once you have experienced shame, follow with self-compassion and forgiveness.
Likewise, with embarrassment, recall moments of confidence that can inspire trust in yourself.
And, with vulnerability, work on framing moments of vulnerability, instead as moments of empowerment, to shed the idea that vulnerability equals weakness.
Grati-December Gratitude List
I am so happy and grateful for:
2. The team that quietly supports my work and makes possible my connection with you.
3. You . . . and learning that my work has made a positive difference in and for your life.
4. My siblings, who invite me in their own unique ways to be a better person.
5. My family and friends, who nourish, nurture and support me in times of need.
6. All the mentors who have guided and inspired me.
7. The ability to laugh despite individual and collective challenges and pain.
8. The capacity to imagine.
9. A mind that remains clear thinking and a heart that loves and loves to love.
10. Love, being loved and loving others.
11. Having access to the basics in life of shelter, food, clean air and water.
12. Nature and those interested in preserving our collective home.
14. The opportunity to serve and work.
15. Opportunities that I could never predict.
16. Life delivering more than imagined.
17. The ability to recognize change is the constant.
18. Holding optimistic and resilient attitudes and beliefs.
19. Those who hold big visions and inspire me.
20. Everyone who chooses and leans into living into their higher nature.
21. All health care and support workers at every level of who have served magnificently.