When you were two years old, you mastered the beautiful art of feeling everything. When happiness arose, you let it light you up. When sadness arose, you let it fill you up. When anger arose, you let it empower you fully. When fear arose, you let it consume you. And whenever you let a feeling be truly and fully present, it would act like the tides: it would rise up and immediately fade again once it was acknowledged.
One of the reasons this was so easy for you then, was the fact that your feelings had not become stories yet. Whenever a feeling arose, your brain did not connect it to a previous moment when you had a similar feeling. It did not tell you to run from it.
As soon as you realize that your brain does not feel, you will realize there is nothing to run from. Nothing but a story that may haunt you for decades as soon as you tell yourself to run. Don’t run. Sit. Stay with it. Breathe deeply. By doing so, you will create a safe space for whatever feeling wants to be noticed by you. It has something to tell you. Usually a simple: ‘Feel me.’ Look it in the eye. Sense it moving through your body. Accept it. When you do that, you let go of the story. That’s when you will remember what it was like to master the art of feeling everything.