Five Keys (wk4) – Being Gentle with Ourselves

Published by Greg Heffron on

Discussing the forms of the Red Light can trigger anxiety. We might wonder if we’ve been in the Red Light and if we’re “bad” for doing so.

This is where self-gentleness is crucial. If we judge ourselves harshly, we’ll likely shut down, which can perpetuate negative patterns. This will happen — we can all be harsh with ourselves sometimes. But we can also try to let go a little bit. Or at least not aim for being harsh.

Further, if we can find a green zone (personal or social) for ourselves, to help bolster our confidence for touching this tricky material, the times we’ve spent in the Red Light can inform our understanding and allow powerful levels of insight. Us being in the Red Light allows us to have compassion for others who are in the Red Light.

Far from being “Bad News,” our own Red Lights are the only way we’ll understand these challenging states of mind. Recognizing how we’ve been in the Red is how we can become a Peacemaker in the world.


Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron directs Green Zone Institute. He was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by Susan Gillis Chapman. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique — included in nearly every workshop. Greg has taught Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness workshops in Holland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Ukraine and across North America.