Crisis can hit at anytime. Job loss, the passing of a loved one, ill health, relationship breakup, financial ruin. Nothing is stable in life and everything passes through a cycle; even good things that we hoped may last could come to an end.
Our capacity to experience emotion increases when we awaken or commence a meditation practice. Our level of sensitivity actually grows. We feel and hurt deeper than before. This is a normal aspect of awakening, as we become more connected to the emotional undercurrent in our bodies.
Our deepest wounds and hurts, our emotional difficulties and those dark scary places within are not a mistake. There is not something wrong with you. The invitation both in meditation and throughout daily life is: can you make room for your inner experience? Can you give each feeling and painful experience free passage?
This is a radical proposition. So much of society is concerned with fixing and making things better. If we experience a dark or difficult feeling, we attempt to change it. We try to think of a way to make things better. A huge amount of energy can go into attempting to improve our inner experience and emotional make up.
The invitation is to relax the mind's need to change your inner experience. Gently let go and fall into the space around you without attempting to solve, fix or change your inner experience.
Give yourself permission to not know. Release yourself from the demand that you must improve your situation. Let go and allow yourself to dissolve into the infinite expanse of the universe around you. This is the Buddha Mind. As clinical psychologist Tara Brach calls it, fall into True Refuge.
Daniel Solodky is a nondual, transpersonal and Buddhist Psychotherapist providing online therapy over secure video. Book Daniel at: https://calendly.com/danielsolodky