It’s our reaction to unpleasant feelings and experiences that perpetuates the negative feedback loop and painful, emotional state – not the unpleasant feeling itself. We have a choice: to either react automatically with aversion or to allow the negative feelings, sensations and thoughts to be (even if we don’t like them) and create an opening mindset.

Teasedale, John, Mark Williams, and Zindel V. Segal. The Mindful Way Workbook. New York: The Guilford Press, 2014. Print.