EP256: Why ‘lean into what arises’ when the thoughts behind those feelings aren’t true?

I hear some variation on this question a lot.

If I’m feeling discomfort and I know an untrue thought is behind it, why lean into that discomfort? 

The discomfort reveals that something untrue is being identified with. So why lean into that discomfort if it’s rooted in a lie?

When someone asks a version of this question my curiosity always goes to a question for them: 

Why not just feel? 

Turns out, there are many “reasons” we don’t want to feel. We’ll explore some of them in this episode.  

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