WHAT ARE EMOTIONS?
The other day I was reading an article about emotions and the author described emotions very simply as energies that move. Energy + motion = emotion. E Motion.
It made perfect sense to me. We double over with laughter, we jump for joy, we cower in fear, we frown when worried, we crawl under the bedclothes if we feel depressed, we fight in anger. These are the external movements that emotions illicit in us.
So the next time you are feeling emotional, understand that it’s simply a case of energy moving you, moving in you and you don’t have to feel taken over by the experience. All that begins, will end and emotions are no different. Watch the movement, as if from afar. Observe with interest where the movement takes you and wait for it to pass without engaging too much. This is the beginning of being able to control your emotions, understand them and accept them, and yourself as part of the big movement, the big dance.
This isn’t always easy! I hurt my back last week and got very upset. Pain upon pain and eventually a flood of tears. At first i felt ashamed at being ‘weak’ and a big baby, but then I just let them come. When the energy motion was over, and it happened naturally, there was a feeling of relief. No one was there to make me feel better, but the rush of crying my eyes out brought a kind of comfort. After that, there was nothing to do but pick myself up and get on with things.
As the wind takes a feather, let your mind take your emotions and be enchanted by them, be in awe, be thankful, for they are wondrous and guide us to make our decisions.