Mindful meditation can teach you to notice and observe your thoughts and feelings as they are and accept and let them go without judgment.

Meditation trains us to notice and relate to our emotions without fighting or chasing them. While suppressing strong and negative emotions is a strategy that many people use, pushing feelings away can create a bigger problem, making them come back even stronger.

Noticing our emotions means exposing ourselves to the full spectrum, from anger and pain to happiness and joy. Observing our emotions, as mindful meditation teaches us, is a way to learn what they are telling us, which ultimately helps us deal with emotions in a way that is healthy and productive.