Sometimes life events can trigger us so badly that in that moment we are not able to shift our focus as quickly as we would like. Our emotions can take longer to resolve than our mind, or intellect would want.
These are the times to practice having compassion for yourself, and your experience. To know that it is OK when something really bothers you, and that it might take a little while longer to resolve it. These are the times to practice compassion for yourself. Rather than say “Come on, you know better than this—Get out of your funk!” Remember, instead of reprimanding yourself for being in a bad mood—practice having compassion for yourself. And in that moment, as you truly act compassionately to yourself, things begin to shift. Through the practice of compassion, your emotions and focus will shift to a more peaceful state. However, you cannot “trick” your mind into being compassionate just so that you will get over your upset state of mind faster. You need to earnestly send yourself some love and compassion, and through this, the situation turns around and you find yourself moving into a clearer more peaceful and empowered state.
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