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Sashi Gollub, therapist, tells us about a time she felt fear and how she moves through it to live a rich and satisfying life....
"Last week when my mom was in town, when she said goodbye .she was crying. I'm her only child and she is sensitive and emotional. She cries every time we say goodbye.
In the past I have been unsure of how to relate to her tears.
But this time, when she was leaving, I felt the impulse to cry too.
Immediately following the impulse was a sense of shame.
I allowed myself to acknowledge the sadness and shame. I didn't repress it. I got really curious about this emerging part of me. Who is this part that cries when my mom leaves?"
I let myself cry - and acknowledge the fear.
"As a result I was able to identify with something that I have been so unconsciously disassociated from - I have always been the one who has had strong boundaries with my mom and I got to feel into the part of me that would do ANYTHING for her to be well and happy.
So then I felt into the immense fear of losing her.
I let myself cry - and and acknowledge the fear.
What felt really good about it - even though it was intense - was that by acknowledging this part of myself that I had been unaware of and disassociated from I saw my growth.
There was another part of me that was able to see my ability to feel as testimony to my own growth and show how I am actually more trust worthy and strong because I am not repressing any part of me.
I am allowing what’s there to be worked with to arise - and listening to it as opposed to pushing it away - It makes me life RICHER.
The result is a great confidence and trust in how I interface with the world. Trusting myself more.
Compassion + Integrity = Powerful Leadership - What's your vision for the world?