I wish that…
Sadness shows up so I can rethink what has real value and what I need to change in my life;
Fear protects me from the real dangers;
Anger defends my values and preserves my life;
Disgust appears at the right time to preserve me from adverse situations;
Joy comes in so that I can celebrate life and
Love remains to pacify and integrate.
If any of these emotions arise at the wrong time or exaggeratedly, may I have the capacity to recognize, accept, and call self-compassion.
Recognize and accept your emotions, talk to them, take it easy with yourself. Denying or fighting with your emotions is to wage a constant struggle against yourself
Words and image by Raquel Barboza Lhullier. (South of Brazil/2017)
Raquel is an infant and child cognitive behavioural psychologist. Alongside her clinical practice Raquel is an author and co-author of books for children, families and professionals. For full details of her work please visit her website at http://www.raquelblhullier.com.br