Rumi on Change

Home » Rumi's teachings » Mindfulness of Emotions

Mindfulness of Emotions


By Fariborz Arbasi

Sometimes emotions make our life difficult or even unbearable for some people. On the other hand, life without emotions ismindfulness-exercise-7 tasteless, because, emotions give us experience of pleasure.

,Self indulgence and engrossment leading to bad habits and addictions,  entertainment and socialising, or even attending group therapies, taking up projects and such like, more often than not, emanate from trying to achieve positive emotions, or avoiding negative emotions.

Life is meaningless without emotions, but being dominated by emotions leads us to more chaos and suffering too. Appropriate solution for emotional problems is to manage emoticons. One of the most effective tools to do so, is mindfulness.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a tool that enables a person to be aware of his or her perceptions, feelings, thoughts,  behaviours, and physical and mental processes in the present moment. Mindfulness based on Buddhist and Sufism principles, but there are no requirements to become Buddhist or a Sufi to practice it. Today, physicians and therapists use mindfulness for reducing stress and preventing depression.

Practicing Mindfulness using Emotions

In my opinion, there are five basic aspects to practicing mindfulness using emotions, namely: Recognition, Acceptance, Investigation, Non-Identification, Messenger.


The first aspect of practicing mindfulness using emotions is recognition. Begin, by bringing your attentions to your breathing. Place your hands on your belly while you slowly breathe in and out, and take notice of your breathing. Then, observe your feelings. Recognise what your emotions are, and describe and name them.  The  more you observe and get to know your emotions, the more you become comfortable with them. When emotions are unknown, they become powerful and uncontrollable, but when you begin to know them and name them, they become controllable.


The second aspect of practicing mindfulness using emotions is acceptance. To accept your emotions does not mean you agree with them. Do not ignore the emotions which have come to you.  Just observe and feel  them, without judgment or reaction. This results in acceptance of them.


The third aspect of practicing mindfulness using emotions is investigation. Investigation is the awareness of the sense-experiences of our bodily in the present moment.

How intense are your feelings?

How are you breathing at this moment?

What are your feelings? Where in your system do you feel them?

How do you hold your posture?


The fourth aspect of practicing mindfulness using emotions is non-Identification. We’re not our emotions. Our emotions are a transient state.   They come and go, but we are used to identify with Them. I am depressed, I am happy are examples of these identifications. When we identify with our emotions, it is difficult to control them.


3D Character and FriendshipThe fifth aspect of practicing mindfulness using emotions is the messenger. Rumi says your body is like a guest house, every moment a new guest comes to the house. Welcome it and receive it with a sweet smile, even if the guest is in a mood.  In fact, each guest is a messenger that has brought a message for you!

Every emotion has a message for us, for example the message of depression may be to pause and ponder or a change of lifestyle!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Espen Stenersrød- From Pen To Heart

Jack Kerouac with a scent of Henry Vaughn


This site is the cat’s pajamas


For the love of Life & it's lessons.

Katherine Brooks

writer - director - evolutionseeker


The Journey and Adventures of a Hindu Pagan

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

** OFFICIAL Site of Artist Ray Ferrer **

The Progress Element

A blog of ideas and adventure

How Leaders Manage

Shape your Character change your life.

Rumi on Change

Rumi books, books on rumi, rumi on change, rumi, rumi quotes, rumi stories, rumi story, masnavi, shams, sherry nabijou


This site is the cat’s pajamas


The immeasurable terrors of her mind...

Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.


Poetry of the Soul

MindMedicine Blog

Professional Golfer & Mind Coach in Life & Professional Sport...

with no one but Me.

poetry for the wandering heart.

Poems & People

what if poems could be symphonies, and people their orchestra?

50 Shades of me


Lateral Love

"The time is always right to do what is right" ~ Martin Luther King Jr


Art is our home. This door is open, always, to all, and yet permits not the entry of draft or rain. The doused may find solace, and repose, in the warmth of this hearth. For the sparks of these words - the spectres conjured by its incandescence - are a family whose love is unconditional, and will ever blaze, kindling within us the faith to weather these tempests. The ashes may then be scattered upon the winds - to ignite the lost, and unify our souls as one, in unquenched illumination; to be the light which guides us home, through the darkest of eclipse.


Just another human being who's trying to reach new levels of consciousness.

ann johnson-murphree

Artist, Writer of Confessional Free Verse Poetry and Fiction

Natalie Breuer

Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.


Just another site

Iran English Radio

IRIB World Service English

Madstoffa's crunchy house!

Part time actor, aspiring writer of poetry and prose and full-time idiot with a heart.


“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)


Smile! You’re at the best site ever

poetry by skull

The Musings of N. E. Skull

∙ tenderheartmusings ∙

we were born naked onto the page of existence; with nothing but the pen of our soul to write ourselves into eternal ecstasy ~ DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan

The Ladder

Rumi on change by Love and Reason

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: