Living in the moment
We often here phrases like ‘live in the moment’ and ‘lean in’, but what do they really mean?
The common theme here is that being present means staying put in the face of difficult emotional experiences - not being consumed by shame and guilt of the past, living in our future worries, or simply distracting ourselves from the feelings. Doing any of these means we never really give ourselves a chance to learn to be with those feelings. In the end, the only sure fire way to maintain shame and anxiety is to keep avoiding them!