Aha! Board

Julie B
By feeling an emotion and knowing it is impermanent, am I bypassing it? No, I can be intentional about feeling it and still knowing it will pass.
Julie B
is “WAAAAAAHHHH!” an emotion?
Tonya
Bill Gates: "Moving at the speed of trust" - This was profound to me. thank you
Anonymous
When I'm aware of my emotions, they exert less imperceptible control over me. Instead, my awareness of them allows me to find the wise guidance to lead me to my best self.
Anonymous
My aha moment is that suppressing my emotion is the basis for my burnout. I can see clearly now the correlation.
Angela
Space is wisdom. Space is power. And preview and review.
Michelle
due to very fortunate conditions, suppressed feelings surface, and when I get in touch with it directly, and feel it...oh god, I discover a whole new world
Katiana
I realized when I feel balanced with my emotions, and confident about my view, motivation and conduct, judgments coming from others don't throw me off as much!
Carlos Ferreyros
Letting go without having done Mindful Gap (distance between you and your emotion) and Seeing Clearly (triggers/patterns), is really difficult or even dangerous. If it's hard to let go, it might be a good reminder to recognize this particular situation ...Read moreas something that needs to be worked on with the trigger/emotion/response. ...Show less
jan bramlett
Yesterday I spent a long time recovering from the emotions that were laid bare from the morning's work. I had some feelings of dizziness that I sometimes have after doing deep emotional work. After that passed I went out for ...Read morea walk. I live on the edge of a dune forest that abuts the pacific ocean. I took some trails I'd never been on before. All kinds of mushrooms in the undergrowth. Trails from horses, humans, and bicycles or ATVs were evident. I was alone but felt like I was on a safe path. The smells of autumn in the forest carried me through old old memories. I walked in a meditative quietude. I noticed how I felt off balance, my feet weren't so sure or steady. But one in front of the other. I came out atop a beautiful dune ridge, and had to find my way back to a path toward home through a mass of gnarled trees and undergrowth, as dark clouds gathered to the west and light raindrops fell. I took refuge in a cluster of trees just on the eastward facing downslope of the ridge, as the surf roared in my ears to the west. There was a homeless encampment down below, no one seemed to be at home there, but sleeping bags and other things were nested in a sheltered space at the bottom of the hill. It's easy to be lost in the dune forest. One can also come upon potential danger, but I felt like I was okay. Having set out on this adventure in the haze of deep emotional sadness and grief, the task of finding my way back to my home brought me very much into the present moment. As the raindrops fell, some anxiety about being lost in the rain as the darkness fell (and having to be rescued by Coast Guard guys) shifted into determination to make my own path if necessary. I began to see familiar landmarks in the distance (a neighbor's house across an expanse of thick growth) and burrowed my way through the brush and trees and beachgrass to arrive on the path from my house, and I got home just before the real rain fell from the skies. I am safe. To face another foray into the forest of my many faceted self. I don't know what I'm going to do without my little learning community here. I will miss you all greatly after today. ...Show less
Jason Mears
What has been coming up for me both yesterday and today is this feeling of exhaustion. Yesterday I logged off early and just slept. I feel that today, as well. Emotionally I feel more tender. A stranger offered to help ...Read moremy mom fix something in her car for a fraction of what it would cost in a shop and I cried at the kindness. I feel grateful for finding this tenderness within myself. I feel like it's kind of like being rejoined with an old friend. ...Show less
jan bramlett
When I feel seen--or really heard, recognized in some deep way--I experience something but I'm not sure what. It's a sense of warmth, like a towel out of the dryer, or golden light drifting around me body, it feels very ...Read moresatisfying and healing. ...Show less
Brian Sano
This question was very interestingly framed to consider my "relationship" to my emotions - i've never thought about it that way. It was very empowering to see how I am in control of the kind of relationship I want ...Read moreto have. ...Show less
Christine Brooks
Emotions are written in the body and have their own unique emotional signature. Through awareness we can begin to learn our unique emotional signatures to make them more workable.
Elena Aguilar
When looking at emotions I focus on the BIG negative emotions. I am learning to see the fizz of all emotion.
Cynthia Wenner
I loved hearing that remembering is to re-embody. I will take this aha moment and share it with my family friends and students.
Jack Salamone
Jack Salamone To allow the emotions to come, be there, change, and leave. Allowing this process is the meaning of the word Tathagata. The one who has well or thus come and well or thus gone. In the Sutra called ...Read morethe Fire Sermon the Buddha says The world is one foire, the senses are on fire etc. ...Show less
jan bramlett
Feelings of guilt and shame are JUDGMENT about what I'm experiencing. Never saw them that way.
John Mallon
The Feel, Hold and Look whilst listening to others, is a revelation to me. Offers a completely new, fresh way of being in relation to others. Can't wait to play and experiement more with this in the future.
Rachel Seely
I love the special gentleness displayed here. It reminds me of how I want to touch others and a reminder for how I can relate to myself as an emotional being. It also can convey the patience, respect and reverence ...Read moreit takes to make contact with a once wild horse now accepting of touch. ...Show less
Carlos Ferreyros
I tried doing the Feel Hold Look as I felt the impulse to look at my phone for no reason just habitual and stoped and applied the technic, wow what an intense pull.
jan bramlett
I burn my house down in crisis.
jan bramlett
I remember years ago when reading "Dune" I copied down a quote and pasted it on my wall "Fear is the mind-killer" -- as i look at my emotions right now, feeling compassion from my new friends here in the ...Read moretraining, I am reminded that I wrote a song about this crazy feeling.I had forgotten this song until now. Life is a circle everything's round, everything that goes up must come down...but why down around my head? Everything's related everything fits I just have to make some sense of it...before I'm dead. Why is it so hard to stay sane? I think it's a terrible strain. I'm a busy woman things I have to see, shelters I could run to, people I could be, I could be, anyone but myself. I, I'm just a regular girl living in an irregular world. Life is a circle, more than once around, something to remember when you run aground...the lifeboat comes around. ...Show less
Nik Satterfield
The literal universe of perspective that is liberated in the "hold" portion of mindful gap!
Robbie Rettmer
In our breakout, my partner and I discovered that underlying both anger and fear is the experience of not being heard!
Preston G
Such a relief to be practicing Emotional Rescue! I tend to get stuck in blame, not a great feeling. Using Mindful Gap to pause and give some space to my emotions is a game changer. Thank you!
Heidi K
As an activist, I can say this past year has been unbelievably draining. Using the ER method, I'm taking back my energy and creativity for building the world we want.
Gretchen R
The ER method is simple, but it absolutely works. Even with everything that’s going on right now, I’m finding ways to deal with the emotional energy without getting overwhelmed.
Janae S
It may not seem like a big deal, but just being reminded to be kind to myself while learning to work with my emotions was really great. Thank you so much.
Mario M
Now I have tools to manage my frustration and anger a lot better. As a parent, I have to be able to do this stuff myself before I can teach it to my kids.
Claire W
I have realized how much my family culture gave me the habit of avoiding my emotions. Now I see the possibility that experiencing those emotions directly can unlock energy for the things I care about in my life.