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Feeling Loved: The Science of Nurturing Meaningful Connections and Building Lasting Happiness by Jeanne Segal, PhD

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CHAPTER 7

A Meditation for Remaining Mindful Even When Fearful

MANY OF THE WORST THINGS THAT happen to us in life are things we do to ourselves. When we are worried, scared, threatened, and out of control, we often say and do things that sabotage our efforts to be our best, most loving selves. But here’s a secret: We don’t have to do this. We can avoid being our own worst enemy by learning skills that teach us how to respond differently to stress and anxiety. The most important of these skills is a meditation that helps us recognize and overcome stressful emotional overload. When we can remain calm and focused, even when we begin feeling threatened, ...

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