When strong emotions arise, it can be very distressing.
Particularly emotions such as grief, fear, anxiety, disappointment, confusion and anger.
It can be helpful to see these emotions as a storm. Sometimes these storms last an hour, sometimes they last a day.
The best thing to do is take refuge. Retreat into yourself until it passes.
We can escape to our breath for safety.
Put all your attention and focus into your belly, just below your belly button. This place is an energy point known in Chinese medicine as “tan tien” or “dan tian” in Qi Gong terms.
Dan Tian as a reservoir and a place of inner strength and power.
Breathe deeply, and focus on this point, and the rise and fall with each breath.
Here you can be safe while the storm of emotions is blowing.