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Hole Diving-Be a gopher with your emotions!

Gophers dig because it’s in their nature to make tunnels. Humans, on the other hand, have a choice. Live on the surface or dig deep. Life feels easier on the surface, right? We don’t have to face or feel the complexities of our emotions. We don’t need to revisit old wounds from the past. And we don’t need to make waves with anyone- life stays status quo. There is, however, a price to pay for that easy lifestyle. If we make everyday choices with our emotional eyes closed, we get into fender benders. This happens at work, school, with family, friends, in relationships and out of them. And even worse, our energy and motivation will crash.

When we dive deep and really think about our feelings in response to everything and everyone, we are gathering useful information about who we are and why we react. It’s not a pretty place, this hole. It’s actually quite awful! But we gophers are strong enough to climb back out. And when we do, it’s with open eyes and a plan. This is important for two reasons. One, we aren’t guessing. Because we now know ourselves better, we’re making educated decisions all day long. Two, we avoid those emotional fender benders because we’re looking where we’re going. We have peripheral vision! This is our insurance.

Be a gopher. Dive in there. Feel your feelings no matter how uncomfortable they are. They are not the enemy. They’re part of your nature. The more you find out about yourself, the more fascinating you become, and the more powerful your choices will be. This is where wishes come true, and magic happens. Remember, nobody is cooler than a hole-diving gopher!

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