In our awakened state we are deprived of feeling our true self because we give our full attention to whatever draws our focus. To return to our initial loving, blissful state of being we need to practice letting go of focusing. Here are a few concepts you can contemplate about and practice while meditating or think about in general
sometimes when we feel heavy emotions, it seems like they pin us down, corners us, the heaviness is inescapable. However, if you think about emotions in general including the heavy emotions. Emotion is not a being of its own, it doesn't have a mind of its own, it doesn't have a purpose of its own, it doesn't have a will.
At some point or another, we all depend on someone to love us, appreciate us, spend time with us. How else would we know that we are good unless we are judged by someone else's standards? Later adopting these standards as our own and secretly judging ourselves, our past, our future, our present, in our thoughts