If we learn to be aware of feelings without grasping or aversion, then they can move through us like changing weather and we can be free to feel them and move on like the wind. It can be a very interesting meditation exercise to focus specifically on our feelings for several days. We can name each one and see which ones we are afraid of, which we are entangled by, which generates stories, and how we become free. “Free” is not free from feeling, but free to feel each one and let it move on, unafraid of the movement of life. We can apply this to the difficult patterns that arise for us. We can sense what feeling is at the center of each experience and open to it fully. This is the movement toward freedom.
Jack Kornfield in A Path with Heart
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