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Healing Power of Positive Emotions

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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Healing Power of Positive Emotions

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're

going to talk about the healing

power of positive emotion.

So in the context of mindfulness

and meditation, there tends to

be a lot of emphasis on working

with discomfort, stress, pain.

Often, because this is a part of our

experience that can be hard to relate to.

And a lot of people come to these

practices because there is some form

of suffering and looking for relief.

So a lot of the conversation does tend

to be around how to work with that.

But a big part of the conversation

that is, it's growing, I would say

in the mindfulness space, thanks to

work from people like Rick Hanson who

wrote the book, Hardwiring Happiness,

Neurodharma, of recognizing the

importance of being able to tune

into what is good, the positive.

And that's not just in service of making

sure we're, we're well-rounded with this.

It's also coming from the

understanding that being able to

experience deeply what is good in

our life is incredibly important

for navigating what is more trying.

If you're constantly experiencing

stress, or at best a sense of neutrality,

you're not really giving yourself

the opportunity to fill up your deep

reservoirs of, of energy, of love,

of fulfillment that allow us to meet

those more trying moments of our life.

I mean, think about, you know, after

you go on a vacation where you take

some time off, you're not working,

you're a little less stressed.

You come back feeling more fulfilled.

Like you have more bandwidth to

take on maybe more of the stressful

demands of your work and your family.

So that relationship is real.

And I think sometimes we, we can

have a complicated relationship

to pleasure and positive emotion.

If it's there, we're, we're happy

that it's there, but we're not

making a practice out of it.

It's sort of just a sign that,

okay, things are, things are good.

But what would it be like to really let

positive emotion and pleasure saturate you

to your core, to make those your practice?

When they are arising, to

really let yourself take them in

like a sponge taking in water.

Linger there for a few more seconds,

maybe a few more minutes, and let it,

let it touch those places within you

that have been in pain, that have been

struggling, that have been stressed.

Positive emotion can be healing in that

way, pleasure can be healing in that way,

if we really let ourselves take it in.

So maybe spend some time today just

contemplating your own relationship

to pleasure and positive emotion.

Is this something that when

it's there, it's like, okay,

good things are going well.

And if that's the relationship,

could you take it a step further

and go, you know what, I'm going

to really explore making this my

practice and let it really sink in.

You might be surprised

what you experience, both

during that and afterwards.

So thanks for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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