Take some time today to tune in and get a sense of how you are feeling. In my work as a therapist, the biggest issue for most people is that they do not acknowledge how they feel. It is so easy sometimes to just go forward and ignore our dissatisfaction, anger, sadness, doubt, disappointment and even our positive emotions. We ignore emotions because it seems easier than paying attention to them. After all, pay attention to how we feel might be uncomfortable.
One of the clients I have been working with is afraid of both positive and negative emotions. He thinks that if he feels anything it will unlock all that is knotted up inside. The fear is one of almost self-annihilation. This is an example of ignoring emotions so much that the fear of them takes him over and runs his life.
Emotions are your and my friend.
We feel because we are alive.
We feel because we have a body.
We feel because we have a heart.
We feel because we have thoughts.
We feel because we respond to the world around us.
We feel as a way to let us know if we are on track or off.
We feel because we breathe and are filled with life.
All emotions come and go on their own.
You don’t have to change how you feel.
The best thing to do is to acknowledge what you feel and let it be. You may want to adjust you life from the emotional feedback you get if you want to be happy. Isn’t the goal of life to feel love and joy? Your emotions can guide you to that kind of life.
In a simple way, all you have to do is follow the ways of your heart and welcome the joy that comes with that.
So take time today to feel. Check out the feeling list below in one of my recent blogs. Feelings are always good for you because none of them are bad. They are simply feedback. I want to repeat, no feelings are bad. They may be uncomfortable but that just tells you to make the necessary adjustments in your life.
Feelings are wonderful gifts.
Just let them be and feel how alive you can feel. Have a fun day full of life.