Healing the body/mind with the willingness to feel

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Focusing is a wonderful method of body oriented meditation. Will Hall writes about it here. I was influenced early on by reading the book about it. Today, I came upon the below quote by Eugene Gendlin,  the author of of the book and thought I would share it here with some additional thoughts and links to related posts. Certainly this sort of meditative process is part of my own healing experience.

Many of us spend a life time avoiding our emotional pain and it does become more and more toxic as long as we keep it buried. It will literally make us ill, physically and mentally as Bessel Van talks about in the book, The Body Keeps Score. The little quip, “What you resist, persists” has proven very true in my life. The only way out of that trap is to stop avoiding and learn in whatever way makes sense to us as individuals…

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