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Much love. There’s a case also for body-based practices such as yoga and tai chi, since our lives tend to be very sedentary and our lives so focused on processing information. You can even practice gratitude for difficult experiences, because they give you an opportunity to grow. And I do have good meditation sessions at times… when only I-ness remains, with no intrusion of thoughts or emotions …And I do feel relaxed and ‘distant’ (form the emotional stimulations, personal worries – to certain extent) – at least for some minutes or hours until world again takes me up with some events… I have never been meditative enough to remain untouched by some personal comment, negative judgment or abusive word towards me. And, also fills you with patience. I have had some amazing Samahdi moments on retreats but mostly my practice feels like a bit of a chore. Awful to the point of almost too much to bear. Ben meditating daily doing insight practice for about 6 years and make of the time I just feel uncomfortable, too hot or to cold depending on time of year, pain in back, knees or somewhere else, mind constantly drifting off. We never really know what is coming next and sometimes the best and most courageous thing we can do is put one foot in front of the other and keep breathing through all of it. With that, things that you had repressed, or chosen to overlook in life, are there waiting for you. Sometimes it’s something you once had (not necessarily a thing, but perhaps a relationship or away of being). I experienced the same in both my second and intensely in my third time recently. Sometimes I feel reaaly good but I find others misinterpreting what I am saying thinking I am judging them or they react negatively to me when I am asking an innocent question and so I find I am getting resentful and moving away from people I would otherwise really like to engage with because they seem to get negative around me. And let the sounds be part of your awareness, just as much as the breathing or other sensations from the body. Im afraid some will misunderstand that I become arrogant or I’ve changed to a hard approachable person…. I don’t know if you’re in therapy, but a skilled therapist could help you learn to be with your emotions without rejecting them. Read More, Practicing gratitude has incredible effects, from improving our mental health to boosting our relationships with others. Moreover, I got sick with a very bad flu and this adds up to these moody sensations. He launched the Wildmind website on November 11, 2000. Meditation posture problems: over-arching, Meditation Posture: Body Awareness and Relaxation, “Stage Zero” – the importance of preparation, “Stage Zero” – the importance of a sense of purpose, The difference between stages one and two, A complete guide to lovingkindness meditation, Introduction to lovingkindness meditation, Stage 1 – Cultivating metta toward yourself, Stage 2 – Cultivating metta towards a good friend. Not everyone likes the talkative type…. For example, the other week, a good friend was going through a lot of difficulty and loss. Carley Hauck is the founder of Leading from Wholeness, A Bay Area consultancy specializing in leadership, training, and executive coaching. How to work with repetition of thoughts ,overseansitivity to happenings of the day, mind chattering during meditation. This may indeed be a beginners discussion on metta practice but I popped in via a link in another discussion . I find when I can feel sadness or pain in me other people seem to hook onto this and start being angry at me or judging me and it makes me feel worse. Hi, I stumbled onto your site with a google search… I’m looking forward to trying the loving kindness meditation :) I’ve been meditating on and off for a couple of years now. “Being nice” and being compliant and submissive certainly don’t bring happiness in the long term. This is what healing is all about — expressing the energy dynamic of the tissues/chakras/organ systems/emotional body and releasing it. The difference is that they think that they are alone in having such thoughts, and that there is something uniquely “bad” about them as a person. I feel that if only there was silence around me, I could make some progress…. Compassion Meditation for Time of War (text), Being aware of emotional and mental states, Walking meditation and the practice of lovingkindness, A video introduction to walking meditation, Postcript: About Transcendental Meditation, Where the meditation practice can take us, The Arrow — Buddhist attitudes to pleasure and pain, Some specific tools for dealing with depression, Play or download free MP3 meditation timers. My central concern is with anger. Almost as if my worst fears plant themselves in place of my intentions…. One thing you can do which is very quick and powerful to do is to recognize that you don’t need to believe your thoughts. When you try this technique, don’t be surprised if you find that you have lots of repressed emotions that you’re not letting out. Why? Learn how your comment data is processed. It’s tempting when that happens to beat ourselves up about it, but of course that’s just another unhelpful pattern that isn’t going to help us. Meditation helps us discover ourselves. The repressed emotions refer to all of the things you were taught as a child not to feel if you wanted to receive love. Generally I find that when someone describes the “awful, upsetting thoughts,” they’re having, they reveal only that they’re having the same kinds of thoughts that everyone else has, at least sometimes. An earlier post revealed the science behind how the body stores emotions, and this is a follow-up, exploring where specific emotions accumulate and how to clear them through the physical practice of yoga.Many eastern practices link emotions to specific organs or body parts, and interestingly, the organs correlate to yoga's chakra system. You are in your special place -fully grounded, and therefore protected from being overwhelmed by your emotions. The more we can meet any difficulty with presence, compassion, and kindness, the easier we can move through it. I was living in the city at the time and was fairly new to meditation. The latter is what you might see people doing in the park. Background. I’ve been fighting with my boss all of a sudden and i’ve been making my wife uncomfortable Either way, tend to yourself as you like being tended to. It’s very difficult. If you’re familiar with lovingkindness practice, then send your pain thoughts of lovingkindness: may you be well, may you be happy. It was a behavior that eventually made me sick. was in vain. Why do we get detached from friends and about the world around us? Apologies for the very late reply. An edited and expanded version of what I wrote is below, and I’ll update this if he writes back with more detail about what’s been going on with him. Stay with it long enough, and the emotions will pass. The point of doing this is not to make the sadness go away, but simply to be a supportive friend to it for as long as it needs support. In the case of grief, PTSD, and/or depression there may be more time needed to work with these feelings and I recommend that anyone with depression or mood disorders consult a mental health professional before beginning or altering any course of treatment. The writer was unfortunately a bit vague about exactly what kind of negative emotion he was experiencing. I’ve listed a few articles I’ve written on the topic here. If you keep letting it happen it turns into a mind purification, and after a few months or so you will be free from all the baggage in your mind. So you can expect that you’ll experience turmoil and then try to shut it out for some time. You can follow him on Facebook or support him on Patreon. 1. I realise they may be reacting to subconscious energy in me and I want to take responsibility for this and not blame the outside but in.order to cope and get by I think I am good at repressing my sadness and resentment because when I do speak up I find people overreact and I end up getting blamed or they put their negativity onto me and after 3 years or so of this I’m starting to tire of people and a lot of old friendships are breaking off because of this. The irritability decreased considerably and the bouts of anger were almost non-existant (as opposed to several times a day when I was meditating). So the lake was therefore not as peaceful as it appeared to be. You’ve developed, probably, self-knowledge of something that’s very hard to handle on your own, which is why I think you should find help. Do you do any form of lovingkindness or compassion meditation, Navneet? Also, these upsetting thoughts are only upsetting if you take your thoughts seriously. I’ve read Daniel Ingram and found him a great source . Meditation pracitce teaches us how to recognize emotions in us for what they are, study them, learn from them, and release them. This cycle continues over and over, and while I do feel better afterwards, I kinda wish it wouldn’t happen because it’s sometimes really hard when the sadness comes up. I can’t even begin to describe how painful it was.it took me about 15 minutes to come out of it. That way we smooth out the roller coaster ride. In the beginning of my practice, I had big waves of emotions that definitely lasted longer than 90 seconds. Explore ways you can be more appreciative in our mindful guide to gratitude. After meeting with him recently, I was struck by how intense the feelings of sadness and loss were transmitted between us. I tried again today and this time by guided meditation. I am not the usual self as I was before. 4) Overthinking causing extra suffering than before. Repressed Emotions. I almost prefer them to think I’m “cold” and “intimidating” (the latter is an actual comment I’ve gotten -so sad to be described that way) than to be taken advantage of. It honestly feels like a typhoon of mixed emotions in my chest. It’s just a question of learning to be more accepting of whatever is arising. ... 81. To separate those emotions from the reasoning? This is a recurring theme in my life, because I wasn’t allowed to express my feelings freely as a kid, and as an adult I’ve struggled a lot trying to find how to do it in a balanced way. I am meditating for a long time, for several years. When you stand back and question the truthfulness of your thoughts, you’re less engaged in them. I have always suffered from anxiety and have been struggling with depression over the past year. It can also be the case that there’s some inadvertent repression going on, where you’re forcing your attention onto one aspect of your experience (such as the breath) and ignoring your emotional side. The first technique is a Buddhist insight meditation. Read More, This four-step practice helps you recognize your emotions so you can respond, not react, to challenging situations. So you can, as you pay mindful attention to your sadness, say to the sadness, “May you be well; may you be happy” as we do in lovingkindness practice. Suppressing emotions by changing facial expressions and body language is a type of deception. Wanting the sadness not to appear is actually unhelpful. (a)recently i am getting much agitated and restless after my meditation sessions. Need expert advise ? Regarding your two queries: a) It’s possible that you’re meditating in an imbalanced way, with too much emphasis on energy and alertness, and not enough on peace and calmness. 2. But I don’t think I’ve ever felt that bad about myself before. But this is something we can come to learn in meditation as well. I often wonder why I keep going. The result: you were only offered attention when you obeyed. Required fields are marked *. I can guarantee you that at least 95% of your suffering is coming from reacting to the other <5%. This is a phrase I say to myself at any time I feel fear, anger, or confusion arising. In the morning before you start work, or last thing at night, write a list of five things you’ve been grateful for. Psychotherapist gave me serotonin tablets but it didn’t work out. I find myself craving to feel relaxed or for my mind to shut the f**k up. mention other repressed emotions or unresolved grief that you may remember having……………………… Remember it is OK to allow yourself to express feelings and emotions at this moment. I’ve recently started meditating in hopes of it helping my depression and anxiety, and I was wondering if this was normal: so whenever I start (focus on my breathing and silence my mind), I feel overwhelming sadness that comes bubbling up and if I remain still it passes away and I feel a little happy. A few weeks after the arising and passing I am now experiencing negative signs (symtpoms of the dark night) I am more irritable and more edgy as well as many other things which I think would be better for people to research themselves if they find themselves in a rough place. For a few minutes, just meditate in silence. Fantastic. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Should I listen to music when I meditate? This makes me worried that I may inadvertently be tainting my mantra in some way, so that it changes and becomes a negative force instead of a positive one. There’s some part of your brain experiencing loss, and communicating its distress to the rest of you by creating this unpleasant feeling (“sadness”) in the body. just found your site and loving it. About a year and a half ago, I began to notice I was very irritable and I would get these bouts of anger over small things. My suggestion here would be to learn to empathize with your own sense of hurt. I find it so, so hard to get people to not treat me like a pushover while also being calm and nice. Otherwise it’s like taking a Windows computer to an Apple store, or vice versa. One of my friends suggested meditation and as soon as i tried I began to feel this turmoil and I’d just start to cry and then repress it more and more… reject it more and more… till I loose all concentration. (b)during deep sleep at night , sometimes i woke up with vibrations in my whole body and feel something travelling through my spine towards my skull and i see bright golden firework like patterns with both eyes closed and open…though it lasts for a few seconds….but i feel immnese happiness when this happens..but i fall into deep sleep once again. I feel peaceful but all that bubbly attitude of mine has somehow been lost. It’s OK to have anxiety. Accept the anxiety that this part of the mind has created to warn you of potential danger. There’s nothing inherent about meditation that brings up negative emotion, and in fact people who meditate regularly generally experience more positive emotion than the average. A more helpful approach is to treat this hurting part of you as if it was a dear friend who is in pain. Do that a thousand times, a million times. Having trouble feeling much for a neutral person? When I’m calm, I feel as if I’m being submissive and accommodating. It is essential, then, to welcome our emotional life into our meditation practice, if we are to maintain and deepen our sense of emotional well-being. I have two queries. 56. Unresolved issues can come out. I understand that being calm is not the same as those things, but I feel that that is the way people perceive me, and I definitely think they take more liberties with me when I’m like that. Tell it that you don’t want it to be in pain, and that you’ll support it. If you’re going “Yeah, right! 2) My rich positive emotions disappeared and I feel like emotionless. However I agree with above questions and comments from other mediators that I felt very sensitive to negative thoughts which 3 years before easily can ignore or deal with them. Each person’s situation is different, but I feel that for some people, it might be related to related to deep rooted emotions from the long ago past, maybe painful memories from the ages of one to five that are still in the unconscious mind. Turquoise – this beautiful turquoise crystal helps you to improve your communication skills. Notice the thoughts. Chronic yeast infections, migraines, and fatigue were the norm for ten years before I realized sugar was making me sick. Are you happy? I really wanted quietness to meditate in, but there was always something going on outside my flat — taxis idling, people fighting, a guy shouting the titles of the newspapers he was selling. And meditations for developing metta (kindness) and compassion are indispensable. At those times what we need is to have compassion for ourselves, so that we can process our disappointment and move on. Thank you for sharing this. My suggestion here would be to simply notice the feelings of negativity without judgment, perhaps taking a friendly interest in them. Most helpful comment Adrian re dark night arising etc. You can also subscribe without commenting. In a nut shell, I just wondered how easy it is to create negative associations with meditation and what do I need to do to prevent this from happening? I try to see those emotions without identifing with them and being aware that it is part of the meditative process. They are presumably true and can be believed. I’d certainly suggest that you hold off from meditating, and that you do things that are likely to engage you emotionally, like listening to classical music, being in nature, being with people who are emotionally expressive, and so on. I’m prone to major depression and anxiety. Trying to follow Buddha’s eight fold noble path. I’ve had many wonderful experiences with meditation, the pockets of peace I am able to find are just invaluable to me. Below is a meditation practice I have been using on myself and with clients that can support you to stay with what is difficult. I wonder what that’s all about? What you advised seems easy but is it? I’d recommend doing 50% mindfulness of breathing and 50% lovingkindness practice. It really works. As meditation deepens, our attention begins to dive into the subconscious. These kinds of things are not uncommon in meditation, although it sounds like you’re only experiencing them when you’re half asleep. It’s all too easy to see being hurt as a kind of failure and to get into negative states as a result. There’s once my friend asked what happened to me cause I usually is not that quiet, will this affect my network or friendship with others? I’m scared to continue now though. It sounds like you’re doing quite well, actually. Imagine when you’re meeting your sadness that you’ve actually meeting a dear friend who is sad. I’m sorry to hear that you’re experiencing a kind of emotional rebound from your mantra. 2. I have mood swing issues from birth and I’m an HSP. The sugar high helped me cope with difficult emotions and soothed the pain of a childhood marred with stress and abuse. 1. It can make me tearful and ache in my heart. When life begins to feel more intense than normal, it’s important to remember to slow down, turn toward these bigger feelings, and see the bigger picture. Dynamic Meditation. I felt unworthy of the meditation itself. Wow! Think of observing your thoughts rather than participating in them. Practice may be the keyword. I had a sudden feeling of self resentment and I felt it so deeply. Like that’s gonna happen!” in response to them then they’re less likely to affect you. Let me feel this.” Sometimes I’ve put a hand on my heart and said, “I know this is hard, but I’m here for you, I love you, and I want you to be happy.”. I just started regularly meditating about a month ago, and I believe it’s my body’s way of detoxifying my mind and soul. Meditation can be challenging, sometimes, but that’s just an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and to develop new intra-personal relationship skills. Any suggestions please? Im new to meditation (and its hard) No specific practice at the moment, just focusing on breath, listening to singing bowls. It may sound silly, but this danger does exist in the real world. I guess this is a reminder that meditation isn’t meant to be practiced in isolation, but as part of a path that embraces ethics (how we act) and insight (how clearly we see things). Here’s another negative emotion,” to say “Ah! It’s a full body catharsis that involves sporadic and spontaneous movements and noises that are aimed to increase alertness, and purify the body of toxic, repressed emotions. They are craving, ill will, anxiety, lethargy, and doubt, which is the sneakiest of them all. Perhaps you need to be more aware of the abdomen while you’re breathing, or to pay more attention to the outbreath, or simply to the body as a whole. After practicing meditation, I feel I have become silent and withdrawn. I have also found, personally and professionally, that other somatic-based therapies can be complimentary to a meditation practice for approaching difficult emotions, including somatic release, acupuncture, yoga, and daily movement. Or let them dry on your face. These practices really open the heart. And to answer your more general question, it’s very common for people to develop habits of bringing unhelpful emotional responses into their meditation practice. But have been making it a daily practice for the past month, 30 minutes each day. Get mindfulness meditation practices, research, and special offers from our Mindful community delivered to you. There’s nothing particularly special about these things, although in the context of meditation they’re a sign that we’re becoming more absorbed. Paradoxically, then, our starting place is the willingness to be with the feeling, to accept it. But, yes, it may well be that you’re being “nice” and that there’s an emotional backlash as a result. Just keep being skeptical, or make a commitment to a more positive thought, and stick with it despite the heckling. I don’t know if I’ll be able to embrace those feelings if they come back. however, sometimes i felt like some negative emotions were raising to surface like anxiety or sadness. I’m at a point where I want to meditate, but I’m so wary of it now that I don’t. therefore overreact on negative repetitive thoughts. I don’t think there’s any need to explore what it means. It has now reached a point where whenever I sit on my cushion I am looking on it as a sort of painful experience rather than what I thought would be a calm and peaceful one. It’s like peeling away layers. It’s certainly not that you’re “not cut out” for meditation. My head is more heavy since last 10-15 days. It could be that you’re just a bit calmer, and perhaps in some way less anxious. The main things are to be a loving presence for your friend, to be accepting (“it’s OK to feel sad” rather than “Snap out of it”), and to show kindness in your attitude and even in words. Acknowledgement of feelings, acceptance, self-love, and forgiveness of self and others goes a long way to completing the healing process. So see if you can just allow the sounds to be there, letting go of any reactive thinking that arises. It’s so persistent that this narrative has somehow entered into my psyche and stayed there. Carleys upcoming book, Shine on leading consciously at work and the world will be published by Sounds True in 2021. You may feel very sad for no particular reason, and find yourself crying at the drop of a hat. When I first came across it , I felt a relief that it was just a part of the process and it wasn’t just me. There’s a whole emotional side to emotional development which comes out when we practice spiritual friendship (the Buddha described this as “the whole of the spiritual life”) and devotion. That is the basic layout and I find this to be my favourite form of meditation. The body giving rise to emotions and symptoms is a good thing — it is a natural way for your body to express what energy is flowing through it and to release it. I typed a reply but then we had to roll back the site and it got lost. It encourages me to stay and be here no matter what I am experiencing: “I am here.”“I am now.”“All I need is within me.”“All I need comes to me.”. See Finding calm on the emotional roller coaster . But I do find that when I am meditating consistently, I feel the positive benefits. Because you’re experiencing those sensations more strongly but haven’t yet learned to handle them, the mind is reacting more powerfully by giving rise to negative thoughts. It can’t harm you. So those are a few suggestions as to why one might feel an upsurge in difficult emotions through meditation, and of the kind of things we can do about them. Wipe away your tears. When I got disturbed I’d end up furious because of the frustrated desire for silence that I had, and sometimes I’d have quite violent emotions arising — highly ironic when you’re doing the development of lovingkindness practice! When emotions come up, I acknowledge, and try to let them pass through, like unwanted thoughts however occasionally, truly awful, upsetting thoughts come up for me and I’m not sure how to deal with them. When we deny what's difficult by putting our heads in the sand, we create more suffering. I used to notice this in my own practice many years ago when I became very attached to having the right conditions for meditating. We’re very exposed to messages about violence, and a lot of that violence is directed at women. I couldn’t get enough. The deepest recesses of our subconscious mind are where our repressed, negative thoughts and emotions linger, causing harm to both our daily thought processes and our body.If you want to know why affirmations or positive thinking doesn’t seem to work for you, it’s probably because you’re holding on to some deeper stuff that needs to be released. My hypothesis is that, when I meditate, I am forcing myself to repress all negative feelings (even though I’ve obviously tried not to), and then I get mad about having to pretend to feel something that seems false (being calm and relaxed), and I become irritable. This crystal is helpful in fears, grief and loneliness. Compassion for oneself and doing metta are the way through but knowing about the phenomenon is extremely helpful – maybe especially at the beginning stages . And all this made me deal with my old repressed memories and emotions that came in the form of variou s psychosomatic symptoms: headache, chronic back pain, and feelings of anxiety. I’d strongly encourage you to find a therapist to talk to about your pain. 7. Accept those feelings and give yourself the … You might want to talk to close friends, and ask them, “Have you ever had times then you’ve had such-and-such a thought?” You’ll probably find that they have, and even if they haven’t, if they’re a truly close friend you’ll get some compassionate support. So maybe in some cases, one may require professional guidance and assistance to help overcome these deep rooted problems. Meditating slows down our rhythm of action, to establish a conscious observation about the details that are existing in … Give them reassurance and kindness. Yes, please DO stop meditating. A second thing is to recognize that the bodily feelings of discomfort that arise when you’re upset are a form of suffering. Because of noise around my flat I am an intermittent meditator. I think twice before I speak and rather keep quiet so that I do not offend the other. I’m not suggesting that this was exactly what this student was doing, but it may be that he had his own version of this malady, in or out of meditation — some sense that things “ought” to be a certain way and a sense of frustration when, inevitably, they turn out not to suit his desires. And then maybe you could offer reassurance: “In this moment I am safe. I’ll try to make the story short… I’ve been meditating on and off for little over six years. Learning how to stop repressing emotions can be a real voyage of self-love. Hi, Khaled. Just found it . I’m feeling unsettled after doing my daily meditation. Perhaps I shouldn’t have used the phrase “negative emotion,” since the word emotion is very ambiguous. Dealing With My Own Suppressed Emotions. Psychology most often views repressed emotions as a psychic event—something that takes place in the mind or brain. He may have inadvertently been cultivating some kind of negative emotion in his meditation practice. I’m used to strong emotions arising during my meditation. I have been doing this daily for 20 days so far, and I have noted a few things. Thirdly, try practicing gratitude in daily life. Funnily it doesn’t happen when I meditate with my group or attend the local Buddist centre. b) It sounds like you’re having meditative experiences in a light sleep state. Carley has supported mission driven leaders and companies in tech, finance, and high growth start ups, such as: Bank of the West, Linkedin, Pixar, Genentech, Clif Bar, Asana to create thriving cultures and increase their leadership game. I rarely ever feel these so called moments of joy, bliss, etc. It’s a non Buddhist one (Paul Wilson) that starts with the breath, which then invokes a mantra that is repeated. Hi Fiona. There is always something in the media or the news about women being attacked. I’m suprised you don’t let people know about the inevitable dark night following the arising and passing event in the stages of insight. If you ignore or dismiss the warning part of your brain it’ll just keep repeating itself, like a child trying to get its mother’s attention. It opens up a space for you to see what’s going on in your mind, including the vivid and powerful movement of your emotions—up, down, and sideways. My main recommendation would be just to keep going, to pay more attention to your feelings and emotions during meditation, and to make sure you alternate mindfulness practice with lovingkindness meditation. I know it sounds strange but any advice or insight would be helpful. Obsidian heals your repressed emotions. Is this a phase that will pass? 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