Emotions are strong.
They’re our most intimate sensations.
It’s easy to assign value to our emotions.
Joy, excitement, satisfaction.
Fear, sadness, anger, loneliness.
This can lead to avoiding the “bad” and seeking the “good”.
Often a futile effort.
The roles emotions play, the patterns they promote, for each of us vary.
Some of us are in patterns of indulgence.
Our emotions steer our every action.
We simply act on what we feel.
Others of us are in patterns of suppression.
We block out anything but logic or reason.
We never consider our feelings when determining our actions.
Neither facet of this “all or nothing” approach to emotions gives them the credit they deserve.
What if they are to be acknowledged and let go in some cases, and act as a guiding light in others?
What if there are no “good” or “bad” emotions, and all can play a role in our best life?
What if we there’s another way to handle how we feel?
Be slow to assign value judgement to your emotions.
They’re neither right nor wrong.
Neither good nor bad.
What do they tell you?
How do they serve you?
Are they simply impulses to manage?
Or do they call for change, growth, action toward your best life?
Sometimes, your emotions might not serve you.
They might call for you to stay stuck in old patterns.
You might see through them that you have some growing to do.
Other times, your emotions might serve you quite well.
Pleasant emotions might reinforce situations that align with your best life.
Unpleasant emotions might discourage situations that do not.
In all of the above situations, your emotions serve you.
They’re just signals.
It’s up to you what you do with them.
You are worthy of the best life.
Emotions and all.
You’ve got this.