Seeing Tomorrow

To Get Rid of a Painful Situation

Close your eyes. Breathe out long, slow exhalations and ordinary inhalations (then breathe any way you want) and see, sense, and feel now the difficult or painful situation or emotion. Breathe out one time and see how you look in this situation or emotional state one week from today; then one month from today; then one year from today. At each instant know that the current situation is in the past. Note what you sense and feel. Breathe out and open your eyes.

Do this exercise each morning upon awakening for up to 21 days – or less if the situation or emotional distress clears up – for a few seconds. The intention is to repair the disturbing situation or emotion (or use whatever intention you wish).