How to Be Mindful of Your Emotions

  • Inoble

  • Dec 07, 2021

In our daily lives, we all experience a variety of emotions. A person’s emotional life can be filled with many shades, from uplifting feelings like joy and satisfaction to more challenging feelings like anger and sadness. Bearing witness to our emotions is the practice of being curious, caring, and non-judgmental about them. Practising mindfulness is not always easy, but it is a skill that can be honed. We will explore the following topics in this guide on being mindful of your emotions:

The Difference Between Mindfulness of Emotions and
Mindfulness as a Practice

In our daily lives, we all experience a variety of emotions. A person’s emotional life can be filled with many shades, from uplifting feelings like joy and satisfaction to more challenging feelings like anger and sadness. Bearing witness to our emotions is the practice of being curious, caring, and non-judgmental about them. Practising mindfulness is not always easy, but it is a skill that can be honed. We will explore the following topics in this guide on being mindful of your emotions:

Mindfully paying attention to our emotions allows us to do so without judging them as good or bad. When anger is present, we pay attention to the emotion without assessing its validity. Instead of focusing on the details, we pay attention to the overall truth and any immediate sensations (like tightness in the shoulders or warmth in the face). It is also possible to bring into awareness voices telling us, “I shouldn’t feel this way” or “I have every right to feel this way.” We should not judge our judgments. Moreover, mindfulness of emotions is not a technique for escaping our emotions or bypassing them. We might change or transmute our emotions through practice, but the intention is not to change by force or will. The intention is also not to hold onto our emotions. By practising this practice, we simply allow our present moment experience to be as it is.

The Difference Between Mindfulness of Emotions and Mindfulness as a Practice

In our daily lives, we all experience a variety of emotions. A person’s emotional life can be filled with many shades, from uplifting feelings like joy and satisfaction to more challenging feelings like anger and sadness. Bearing witness to our emotions is the practice of being curious, caring, and non-judgmental about them. Practising mindfulness is not always easy, but it is a skill that can be honed. We will explore the following topics in this guide on being mindful of your emotions: