Does Being Mindful Stop Us From Letting Go Of Negative Emotions

mindfullness imageMindfullness is all the rage these days, especially in the corporate world. I’m left unconvinced. If I feel burning anger, isn’t it better to feel it and release it using EFT (or Tapping)? I’m not sure focussing on nothingness is very freeing.

“I wanted to scream then I remembered to be mindful.”

A friend said this. She said that her kids were driving her mad so she caught herself in the act of being angry and did some mindfulness techniques that she had learned. I just wonder if it would have been more useful to have felt the anger and let it out rather than stop herself. Where did that anger go?

Mindfullness is useful but…..

I’m all for being mindful and living by non-judgement of thought. Just watching whatever happens. Sometimes, emotions have to be expressed. Are they being released by watching our thoughts?

People I know who practice Mindullness seem calmer so something is working. For me Mindfullness is a state we all aim to reach when we are clear of destructive memories in our subconscious. It comes when we clear our karma or destructive memories. I don’t think we can just flit between Mindfullness and normal living or worse still, try and combine the two.

We can’t just pretend the memories and emotions aren’t there and ‘switch off’ our feelings. It takes a brave person to be able to really experience how they feel about something they dislike in order to let those feelings go. We need a way to clear the memories first, by appealing to the Divine or the Supraconsciousness.

Saying ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘I love you’ for whatever we may have done in the past, most of which we aren’t even aware of.

I’d be interested to know what you think. Please feel free to comment.

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