"[W]hen there’s a lack of awareness, then you get completely taken over by those negative feelings. There’s no inner space anymore, and you think, say, and do things that are controlled by that negative energy inside you… The difference is, when the same thing happens again and you become irritated, you become angry, whatever it is—reactive in some way—sad or depressed, there’s an awareness that this is happening to you. You have the observing presence in the background that’s more who you are rather than the emotion. You are still there as it happens."
- Eckhart Tolle
When I gave myself permission to feel all the 'negative' feelings I was setting myself free. I became the awareness beyond the emotions. The realization that I will not be consumed by these fleetings emotions gave me the choice to feed into them or observe them with gentle compassion. In this moment I can truly say I am standing in my truth and allowing myself to feel slightly fearful, a little uncomfortable and completely strong!