The biggest take away for me over the last 3+ years has been to learn how to feel my feelings.
Not just intellectually naming them.
I mean FEELING them.
A feeling is a vibration in your body.
It comes and it goes.
Some last longer than others.
My coach told me that if I'm feeling an uncomfortable feeling for an extended amount of time, it's because I'm not REALLY feeling the feeling.
I realized that I'm just dipping my toes in, and not letting the feeling vibrate through me.
I just needed to decide to take a leap of faith and go for a swim.
I stopped being on the edge of the water.
In order to feel the feelings I needed to quiet some chatter and search for a language inside of me to let myself go and experience everything.
I want to know what the entire spectrum of feelings feel like so I can have the fullest life possible.
I dove in and experienced the peacefulness of the quiet depths of the water.
Diving in silenced all of the chatter.
I came up for air and feel fresher than before.
If you don't know how to swim, that's ok. It took me some time to be brave to learn how to as well.