Our emotions are important and they communicate to us every day how we are feeling.
It happens all day and every day.
Sadness, anger, worry and fear are all examples of emotions and every day we have a wide range of them.
Some of them have a high intensity and some might be of lower intensity.
The important thing is to learn how to release those emotions in a healthy way and don´t allow them to get stuck in your body.
Lets take sadness as an example....
All of a sudden you get a feeling of sadness in your body. The important thing to do when that happens is to allow yourself to feel the feeling. It takes about 90 seconds for a feeling to move thought the body. What we must learn is to be able to let that feeling flow through our bodies without giving it meaning. Just stay with the feeling, feel the sadness and then let it go. Let it flow out of your body.
"The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy."
- Jim Rohn
The problem is that we often attach meaning to the feeling and then we act on the feeling with some kind of addictive behavior.
You feel sad and instead of feeling the feeling, you give it meaning and then you find yourself digging through the refrigerator for something to eat even though you are not hungry. The problem is that we don´t allow ourselves to feel the feeling. It feels uncomfortable and we rather numb it with some kind of addictive behavior.
If we just allowed ourselves to feel the feeling, give it 90 seconds to pass through our body we would be doing just fine and we would save a trip to the refrigerator.
Of course if you haven't allowed yourself to feel your feelings for a while it might take some time to get the hang of it. But with practice and staying preset you will eventually be able to release the emotion without giving it meaning and acting on it with some kind of action that will not be empowering.
Allow your emotions to flow.
Allow yourself to feel your feelings
You have the power within you to stay present and allow that feeling to pass though your body.
Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach