When that anger and hurt overtakes us. Just breathe. After you breathe, call it what it is. Hurt. Frustration. Anger. Despair. Repeat it until you feel its power fade a little.
I blew my top. I really should keep up with writing practice because it really helps. It’s my creative way to manage stress. Earlier in this series, I talked about Megan Bettencourt’s process of “noticing.” Noticing when that old hurt comes up and the emotions attached to it. Today’s meditation also recommended noticing and labeling the feeling or activity to eliminate its power.
I guess I have some lessons to learn. Blowing up isn’t the best way to communicate my boundaries.
After everyone calmed down, I did finally find the words. The words to communicate my worries, my grievances and my boundaries. Our power dynamic is uneven because one of the people happens to be my son and I feel like I have the upper hand although I don’t. At least not if…
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