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Emotional flexibility is about embracing the never-ending contradictions and cultivating your mind to hold everything at the same time.
Holding happiness, joy, and enthusiasm at the same time as anger, sadness and frustration provide us with resilience and a deeper understanding of life.
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Pretending you’re normal and trying to fit in with the innocents in your midst keeps you sad and negative.
Don't stigmatize your dissatisfaction or restlessness. Don't scold yourself for your feelings, but make more space for them. These sensations will lead you down a new path toward joy.
Try inviting your sad and negative self to find out why you feel this way. You won’t know what you truly want until you listen patiently to yourself. If you give it time, you'll find out what you really long for.
Sometimes, it is something about the way you've structured your days that doesn't honor the potential and countless possibilities that are stretched out before you. Or something about your anxiety has caused you to build things that restrict you. Your fears will keep you inside predictable shapes.