On the nature of thoughts and feelings

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“They come, they blow, they go” Mooji

I was listening to a youtube video the other day, and came across this pithy phrase to describe thoughts. It made me smile, in its accuracy, and in its clarity.

Thoughts come, they move through the mind, and they go. The same is true of feelings too. They come, they can blow a gale or gently puff through you, but they do pass on, they go. Nothing is forever. Nothing stays permanently. All ebbs and flows.

This is an important insight in times when you may feel constrained or stuck, or when life may be feeling relentless, or empty, or you are lonely or screaming for space. Or afraid, uncertain, sad, angry, worried or overwhelmed. Or joyful, peaceful, happy, energised, excited or calm. Each of us is facing different challenges and opportunities, both in life, and in any given moment. Nothing stays the same, ever. Coronavirus and lockdown have made this so vividly apparent, and yet it is a deep truth that has always been there.

How does it feel to recognise, when life feels tough, that whatever it is you think and feel, while blowing hard now, will go? And something else will follow?

Fe Robinson, Psychotherapist

Hi. I'm Fe, and I'm here to help you thrive, whatever life brings. I believe every client is unique, I work with you to help you explore, discover and grow in whatever ways are right for you. I work with a wide range of clients, both long and short term. I offer Psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and Couples Counselling to UK clients online and in Gainford, Co.Durham in North-East England. I am UKCP Accredited and an EMDR Europe Practitioner, and offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists online and in person. Following a career in Organisation Development I became a therapist because it's my heart work. Before having my family and starting my private practice I worked in the NHS and mental health charities.