Recently I had a conversation with a co-worker that left me feeling frustrated and misunderstood. I had nobody to vent to, and these uncomfortable feelings kept bubbling up inside of me—with seemingly nowhere to go.
Then I reminded myself of the meditation practices I had done in my early twenties. I closed my eyes and I visualized my higher self. I told my higher self how darn unfair it all was and she listened with understanding and compassion. After this meditation, I felt emotionally validated—my anxiety was alleviated, the tightness in my chest dissipated. I could calmly go on with the rest of my day.