When something feels unpleasant or challenging, our brains like to close in, trying to solve the problem. Often it can help to step back a bit and view the situation from a distance, dialing down the story and emotion while opening up to possibilities. Expanding awareness can reveal new options.
In mindful presence,
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yin Yoga, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.