Feel like a boat out of water?

Does it feel awkward or uncomfortable being single again? Do you feel like something is missing in your life or out of place? These are natural feelings during a transition like divorce. Rather than try to submerge and deny these feelings (which will only intensify the inner experience of them), acknowledge your feelings. Let them pass through you. Naming the discomfort is empowering because it brings the thought or feeling to the level of our conscious awareness where we can see it. For example, “I feel like I don’t know what to do with myself now” is a very normal feeling after the end of a relationship that previously consumed your attention. There’s nothing to be done about it but simply acknowledge it.

“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.”
― Brené Brown

Act of Self Love

Sit with your discomfort when it arises. Be with it. Allow it to wash over you without resistance. Notice that if you do not make up a story about the discomfort, you can let the feeling go. The discomfort passes and you feel better. The more you practice witnessing discomfort, the stronger you become and the faster you heal.


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