Learning to Feel
I find it strange that I so often have to give myself permission to feel, as if it isn't the most natural thing in the world to do. Can you relate?
Stranger still that I needed to be taught how to allow an emotion to move through me without believing some kind of story about how dangerous it might be.
Riding the wave of pure emotion should be the simplest of human acts. We should be proficient in it. Instead we create hundreds of ways to avoid this most basic phenomenon.
Of all people, Louis CK says it well: