meditation: being with difficult emotions

Breathing in, I am aware of my body. Breathing out, I smile to my body.

Breathing in, I am aware of pain in my body. Breathing out, I smile to the pain in my body.

Breathing in, I am aware of pain in my mind. Breathing out, I smile to the pain in my mind.

Breathing in, I am aware of the feeling of fear in me. Breathing out, I smile to the feeling of fear in me.

Breathing in, I am aware of the feeling of insecurity in me. Breathing out, I smile to the feeling of insecurity in me.

Breathing in, I am aware of the feeling of sadness in me. Breathing out, I smile to the feeling of sadness in me.

Breathing in, I am aware of the feeling of anger in me. Breathing out, I smile to the feeling of anger in me.

Breathing in, I am aware of the feeling of jealousy in me. Breathing out, I smile to the feeling of jealousy in me.

Thich Nhat Hanh ‘Creating True Peace’ p26

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