“It is I, Quan Yin.
Pretending that you are feeling something that you are not does you a great disservice. You often ask each other how you are doing, but most of the time you are not answering that question honestly. Sometimes you are simply unaware of how you are actually feeling, and sometimes you just don’t want to burden the other. Sometimes it seems inappropriate because you don’t know the other person very well.
But whatever the reason is for not owning your current state of being and expressing it, you are not being authentic in that moment. You are not allowing yourself in that moment to be right where you are. And I recommend that you embrace and accept your current state of being, no matter what it is. I encourage you to be open and honest with how you feel.
In fact, I suggest that you make it the most important thing that you share with another person. What has occurred throughout the course of your day is much less significant than how you feel about it. Anything that has occurred in your past is not nearly as important as how you feel about it now.
By telling the truth about how it is you feel in any moment, you are putting yourself in touch with what is most significant in any moment. You actually have to tune in to how you feel in order to express it honestly and clearly. And only after you tune in to how you feel can you allow yourself the freedom to choose.
It is important that you not only acknowledge how you feel, but also that you feel how you feel. And then it is possible to choose to feel something else. It is possible to be the conscious creator of your emotional state.
I am Quan Yin, and I hold you in my heart.”