People across the country are speaking out against injustice. As tensions rise, many people are struggling to make sense of their own internal and external experiences. Many of us are struggling with preoccupations of right and wrong, fair and unfair, and just and unjust. These thoughts and feelings make sense. In the presence of these dialectical tensions, there is a natural urge to express our thoughts and feelings, and to seek connection with others. Some are solving these tensions by using their words, others are taking to social media, and many are choosing to march in protest.
When we think about ways to manage the devastation many of us are experiencing, we are reminded of Direct Expression and the power of putting accurate and descriptive words to our thoughts and feelings. We encourage you to use this time to bring mindful attention to thoughts and emotions, and any physical sensations you notice in their presence. When we do this, we enhance our ability to be heard by others. How do you know you feel angry? When you feel sad, where do you feel that in your body? What are ways you are using Direct Expression as a means to be heard?
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