I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, I flew to Atlanta again, last trip of the year. It’s a bit bittersweet as I get to hug Cacco the doggie, but it does feel weird without my little Blue. I know in time the sadness will subside, but in the mean time I will honor my feelings.
This is something I believe to be very important, as I noticed that the trend for “Spiritual” people is to advice others to always be positive and think good thoughts. However human emotion are more complex than that, and there will be times when we are feeling down, depressed, unhappy, angry or whatever emotion that is considered “negative”.
Too many people have told me “oh you need to snap out of it, stop being so negative, or dramatic”. When did having feelings become a negative thing?
I believe that in order to lead healthy lives we must honor and acknowledge all of our feelings, not just those that makes us feel good, happy and loved. Because when we suppress our feelings they start to come out in different ways, like being snarky or sarcastic or rude.
When you are feeling sad, mad or depressed, acknowledge your feelings, sit with them. Most of they time they are trying to tell you something about yourself. And the more you know yourself, the better equipped you will be to deal with life and whatever it throws at you.
So next time you feel a “negative” emotion take the time to find out why. This doesn’t mean that you have to act on them by the way, take a deep breath before you do that and say something that you will regret later.
This week I encourage you to honor and acknowledge ALL your feelings! To take the time to listen to them and to yourself.
Mantra of the Week: I honor my feelings.