Sunday, April 25, 2021

A Great Tool to Process Feelings

Last weekend I was involved in a fender bender.  Thank God both vehicles were going at a slow speed and the damage to our cars was minimal.  But, I still had to report the accident to the police and to our insurance, tell my husband I had been in an accident in a Walmart parking lot, and be without a car for almost a week.  

In spite of being grateful that no one was hurt, I began to experience feelings of guilt and to doubt my focus.  I am a careful driver and this incident was my fault because I somehow went into the intersection and didn't see the other car coming.  

You know that accusing voice inside our heads?  Well, I began to hear myself questioning my ability to drive, and if this is the beginning of my decline due to age...a whole lot of BS.  

I decided to nip this in the bud and sat down to write a Love Letter, which is one of the many tools I learned in You University that has been foundational in helping me clear out my negative feelings and reach a place of love and/or understanding.  

I went through the whole process on paper...anger, sadness, fear, taking responsibility and finally understanding and self-love.  I was relieved by the conclusion of the letter, having released all those feelings.  

I learned love letters in 2010 and I am grateful for them....they work and are a great tool for healing.

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