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When Lent comes round, I like to challenge myself with a new practice. This year, touched by Russell Brand’s book, “Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions”, I decided to look at my relationship with alcohol. Russell really drilled into my head that everyone has some kind of addictive behaviour, whether it be with our phones, sugar, alcohol…. And if I’m really honest with myself (and with you), as well just enjoying the taste of good alcohol, I sometimes notice myself using it in a compulsive way.
A few days ago, a client and I got talking about Game of Thrones. It’s not an unusual topic for us. Lily* absolutely adores the show, and thanks to her suggestion that I watch it, I’ve become pretty obsessed with it myself.
As we speak about possible future plot lines, I notice that her eyes repeatedly light up when she mentions Daenerys Targaryen.
“You like Daenerys a lot, don’t you?”
“Yeah, I do. I think she’s my favourite character.”
“What do you like about her?”
“Well…” She sits back in the sofa, looking thoughtful. “Do you remember the first time we met Daenerys?”
We know that understanding our emotions helps us to navigate our social worlds. But when you’re dealing with an emotion like jealousy, it’s not easy to make sense of it. We often feel like losers when we experience jealousy. We’re told that we shouldn’t feel jealous; that it’s not flattering and we should just get over it. But jealousy happens; it’s a normal biological response, and when we choose not to pay attention to it, we’re likely to create exactly what we want to avoid.
Here is a guided meditation to help you centre into a peaceful state that you can carry with you throughout your day. When we are peaceful, our brains become more adaptable, making it possible for us to learn and heal more efficiently.
Use this meditation to train your brain to embrace challenging events with confidence. Practice regularly to help you transition into the person you want to become.
I began studying masculinity at about the same time I began personal therapy, the intention of which was to become a better person. As the sessions wore on I quickly realised that to become a better person, I first had to be a better man.