Memorable Quote: “An emotion only lasts about 30 seconds. The story that comes with the emotion can last for days.”
Synopsis: JoAnna finds meditation valuable, and in particular meditation retreats, because it is an incredibly “safe” space. No one will steal from you. No one will cause you harm. It is a perfect opportunity to also not cause yourself harm, to be really gentle and kind to yourself. At the same time as you are being kind and loving with yourself, you are also denying yourself the usual escape hatches. You promise not to engage in the distractions that usually allow you to avoid the unpleasant experience of pain.