For most of my life, one of my greatest talents was running away from the bottomless pit of sadness in my heart.
My father and sister died when I was an early teen, and my mother retreated into depression. I felt desperately alone. Discussing emotions had never been my family's strong suit. Emotions were considered irrational and scary. So I hid mine, determined to prove to the world that nothing could move me. Appearing strong was my highest aspiration.
This worked pretty well until, at 27, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Treatment and surgeries left me with a ball of rage inside that I could no longer hide. I was forced to face my emotions, and with them a lifetime of sadness I had done everything to pretend didn't exist.
Cancer could have killed me, and in a way it did. It killed the old me. I now have the greatest opportunity to live a life of feeling, love, and beauty. While walking through the fire of rage and darkness of sadness, I was guided to a powerful meditation technique for healing.
It's a simple technique called "feeling awareness" meditation, and it transforms emotional wounds into peace and wisdom. It also allows you to explore the depths of your heart because emotions are intuitive signs from the soul.
When you change your relationship with your emotions — especially the painful ones — it transforms your life. You no longer have to fear the dark parts of you. In fact, facing darkness becomes the very path toward the light.
This technique is so simple. Give it a try. Your whole life could change.
Here's how to do it: