Story & Message "Drops of water blur the borders between laughter and tears, anger and peace, as a man surveys his emotional landscape. His mind moves through various perspectives, leading him on a journey through his feelings. Each point of focus produces a different emotional response. No one feeling is better or worse than the others, for each is an energy that can be harvested for good. Finally, he settles on a view that brings him into the space he wants to be. Not by control or suppression, but by conscious choice and allowing. Emotions.
Emotions are like the currents of a river. Constantly shifting and changing in response to what lies beneath. It is natural and normal to feel. We all feel different emotions at different times in our lives. When balanced, we are able to feel and express a full range of emotions and harness that energy in productive ways.
It's time to take steps to achieve emotional balance by truthfully acknowledging how you feel and allowing yourself the time and space to experience and express your emotions. You may need to write what you're feeling in your journal, scream out loud, punch a pillow, go for a run or talk to a friend. If you have held back your emotions for a long time you may need to watch a movie to allow yourself to cry, get angry, laugh out loud and to basically just 'feel' again.
Take responsibility for your emotions. Do not blame someone else for making you feel a certain way. The feeling you have is your own, and is based on whatever your point of focus is in this moment. Acknowledge this, feel it and work through it. Look at what is behind the emotion. Has your diet affect your mood lately? Are your hormones in Balance? Are you stressed out? Are you angry with someone or unhappy with something inside of yourself? Notice your emotional undercurrents and give them a pathway to be shared and released.
Honest emotional expression can make us feel vulnerable at times, but within this vulnerability is great strength. Moving beyond the mind, we enter the powerful wellspring of the heart, where miraculous transformation, growth and learning are waiting to occur. Feel and express your emotions today." ~Caryn Sangster