often awkwardly
I have found this to be true
time and time again

Sometimes I forget
and from that place
I wish to push away
that which is unpleasant
I feel inclined to run
from those I find irritating
I feel the impulse to make wrong
that which is not agreeable to me

But when I get curious instead
everything is better

Pushing breaks connection
Running can be exhausting
Making wrong tends to harden us
And so we get to be “right”
but at what expense?

From what I can tell
the cost can be rather severe
especially with those we hold most dear

Use irritation as an indication
that there is something
yet to be understood
and compassion yet to be offered

This is some of the most challenging work to do
but also profoundly rewarding
and guaranteed to deepen
your understanding
of self and others

So a reminder to you and me…
Get exquisitely curious,

❤ Emily Joy Rosen

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.