Sharing our feelings can build intimacy, particularly when women share with other women. I believe that there is the possibility of over-sharing, resulting in relationships becoming about work instead of fun. There is a delicate balance where no one rule fits all of our relationships.
Having said that, it is key that we do consistently open ourselves to our own feelings – the full range of joy and suffering. Listening with a compassionate heart to the inner, vulnerable voice and noticing the accompanying sensations in our body makes all the difference in our ability to feel truly alive.
The practice of experiencing what emerges in each moment encourages us to soften, release the past, and breathe in life at a deeper level.
I open myself to experiencing all of my feelings by pausing, noticing them at a body, ‘sensate’ level and being present to what is. I celebrate Life.
© 2009 Jeannie Campanelli, Inner Confidence Coaching. All Rights Reserved.
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