The emotions we experience keep deep messages about us. Learning to decipher them will allow us to meet and connect with our inner essence.
- 1 Thoughts and emotions
- 2 An emotion, a message
- 3 What do you feel?
- 4 Release your emotions
Thoughts and emotions
You get up and a sea of doubts envelops you. You no longer know if the best option is to take the plunge and venture or on the contrary, stay where you are. Your thoughts navigate from one extreme to another as you begin to feel that choking sensation ... You have to decide. I wish you didn't have to! You can't stand this situation What happens to me? -you ask yourself. If I could at least identify what I am feeling ...
In certain moments of our life we may feel lost and blocked as if we were in the heart of a maze before which we have to look for the exit deciphering an enigma: what we feel and what is its meaning.
Emotions will be the guides of our path but for this we will have to learn to know them and, to a large extent, express them to free ourselves. We are the creators of our trap and solving it will reveal the path to well-being and self-knowledge.
An emotion, a message
Emotions give color and intensity to our days. Depending on which one we experience the shades will be warm and colored or on the contrary, cold and gray, thus differentiating between positive and negative emotions. And although our preference and desire is to feel good, we cannot forget that life has its surprises, obstacles and inconveniences to which negative emotions emerge, guardians of a profound message about us that we have to learn to interpret if we want to know each other. So negative emotions are not a problem, they only become that when we ignore the information they carry and remain on the surface of what we feel.
Each emotion is a signal, a light that comes on to indicate something about us. Fear, guilt, sadness, envy, the jealousy or anger is not the main source of discomfort, they act as signals that indicate that we have certain needs to pay attention to. They are the clues that indicate the exit of our labyrinth. True suffering arises from the misunderstanding of what we feel and the ignorance of his message. Therefore, the first step is to learn to identify them.
What do you feel?
Being aware of our emotions is fundamental to our well-being, somehow they determine the relationship with ourselves and with the world but we tend to neglect them, we are not used to paying attention.
Emotions, even if they are not palpable or visible, are felt deep inside us. exerting a great influence on our day to day. If we feel sad, everything will be flooded with sadness, if we get angry we will become more susceptible to our surroundings and if fear invades us, we will tend to flee or paralyze ourselves. That is why we must know how we are.
To identify our emotions it is very important to check several times throughout our day, it does not take much time and yet, it has a powerful effect because we focus our attention on ourselves and we can know how we are, since during most of our life our focus is directed outward.
We can ask ourselves What am i feeling What physical sensations am I experiencing? How does it affect me? In this way we will relate each emotion with its physical expression and each time we begin to experience them we will know what happens to us. The question is to train so that in the future this practice is automated.
Once our emotion is detected, it is convenient to ask a powerful constructive question that will reveal much more than we believe if we exercise it over time and respond with total sincerity For what? What is this fear for? What good is this rage that I experience? Why do these jealousy arise? Your answer will reveal to us our hidden need if we exercise it from respect and answer it from the depths of our being.
With what we will discover that the fear warns us that in the face of the threat we perceive, we believe we do not have the necessary resources to face it, that jealousy actually indicates insecurity with ourselves and the fear of abandonment or that anger is the energy we generate to solve the problem that bothers us . So let's forget the whys that justify us, distance us from our feelings and prevent us from taking responsibility and practicing for what.
Free your emotions
Knowing what we feel is very useful, especially if we learn to interpret everything that entails. But if we do not express it and repress it, we will not free ourselves from the discomfort caused by negative emotions, generating an emotional burden that is difficult to bear that will have an impact on our relationships with others and on our body.
When we deny our emotions, we deny the right to know each other. It may scare us, it may be difficult for us to express what happens to us emotionally or we may even have resistance to go through pain, but if we do not, we will live anesthetized and cannot heal our wounds.
Expressing our emotions, giving them a name and an identity frees us. If we share with a trusted person how we feel we can let off steam and relieve the feeling of blockage or pressure we endured. If we prefer to be alone we can give way to our emotions through the exercise of creativity dancing, writing or painting what we feel. The important thing is to recognize and ventilate our emotions so that we do not become prisoners of them and overcome them.
Finally, do not forget that the world around us is a clear reflection of how we feel. Look around you to recognize and manage your emotions.