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March 13, 2013 / ljbradburn-Smith

How are you feeling?

Emotions and feelings are good things because they help us to make sense of the world around us and relate to other people, which for me is what life is all about. There are some emotions that are painful, such as anger or sadness, but if we recognise them for what they are and try to really feel them they can make us strive to change things for the better. Although usually perceived as negative, sadness and anger can in fact protect us, can spur us in to action and can force us remember what is important to us.

There are, of course, plenty of emotions that I would prefer to feel (for example the kind of bliss that can only be achieved by a really hot bath and a great book and could only be improved by a very comfortable bath pillow) but I think that we need to experience the whole spectrum of emotions to really connect with ourselves and our creativity. The bad exists to show us how amazing the good can be, it is there to provide a parallel and to give us choice over how we lead our lives. In the past, if I had to deal with a negative emotion, I would often find myself wishing that I was less emotional, that I didn’t cry so easily and that I could have a break from feeling things quite so much but I am starting to realise that I can use these emotions and channel them in to something positive, whether it is my writing or sticking it to the man. Sometimes we all need to take a stand, no matter how small!

As my hero (who also happens to be my mother) said to me “our worst qualities are often also our best” – being sensitive may seem annoying, not to mention embarrassing at times, but I hope that it helps me to understand people and makes me a more compassionate person. I always try to put myself in other people’s shoes (or should I say find myself there as it doesn’t seem to take much trying).

So instead of being afraid of my feelings I am going to try to embrace them, the good and the bad, and think about what they are trying to tell me and why. If I’m not happy then there is something I need to change and the likelihood is that only I can change it!

So how are you feeling?

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