Do you ever have a feeling that you don’t want? Is that feeling keeping you from doing something? Does it feel like a fear? Well, guess what happens when you try to suppress this fear…you are actually causing your body to pay more attention to it and to hold on to it.
Imagine pushing away a sticky, gooey blob. To keep pushing it away, you have to always be pushing against it. This means that you are actually continually touching it. So, in reality you are having more interaction with it than you want. You just think that pushing it away will make it go away. What it does is make it more present.
Try the opposite. Feel the feeling, grow it (yes make it bigger), let the fear turn to excitement (which really feels the same but is just a different perspective) and watch as the feeling blows up. Think of expanding a bubble until it pops. Quit being afraid of feeling it and allow it to come up. You can even talk to your body and encourage or challenge it to allow the feeling to expand. Repeat as necessary until you feel peaceful.
This works with all feelings good and bad. But the result is that your feelings are no longer holding you back and weighing you down because you have let go. And as often happens, at the moment of the pop, an insight is revealed and the next right action shows up. And now you are ready to do it.