Sometimes I also hate them, but deep down I really love them!
Here's a word I've just fallen in love with today: "throughout".
"Throughout" is a word I use all the time, but today I've just realized that it's made up of two words: "through" and "out". I love this word -- it's so alive and full of movement! Realizing this has given the word deeper meaning for me, and has led me to discover a new use for it -- a way to "embody" it.
If you're interested, I'd like to show you a very useful new way to use this word in relation to your emotions.
- Notice how you are feeling right now, emotionally. Happy? Sad? Empty? Joyous? Numb? Excited? Curious? Blah? Nothing much?
- Whatever you are feeling (even if it's nothing much), decide to stop holding onto whatever it is, and see if you can let it move a bit. Let this feeling (or non-feeling) spread through your whole body-mind self. If other feelings come up, let them move through you, too. These are just ideas - no need to do anything extraneous with your body.
- Take a moment and inhibit the habitual idea that your body has a distinct edge to it (where your skin meets the air), and imagine that you're a bit more expansive than that.
- Now imagine that these feelings are spreading a bit farther and wider than your usual idea of self...going out just beyond the edges of your physical body.
- Now stop containing them altogether, and let the feelings move out of the usual space of yourself, into the infinite space around you.