Peace with the full spectrum of emotions is incredibly liberating. Just think how free you would be if you weren’t worried about how life might make you feel. How free you would be if you weren’t scared of standing out or being seen, not resistant to the possibility of people judging you, or perhaps not succeeding at your first attempt. If we aren’t going for grandiose goals, it is often because we are held back, not by circumstance, but by a fear of how life might make us feel. Imagine what would happen if you were emotionally free!
Humans have inhabited this planet for around 200,000 years. Yet despite the passing of so many generations, many of us still find it hard to live with a major component of being human: namely our emotions. Similar to life, emotions are happening, however much we may wish we could flick a switch and turn them off at times. Emotions are an intrinsic and inevitable part of the human experience. Each day, we experience a spectrum of feelings, some comfortable and others less so.
How you relate to your own mind and life plays a major role in the emotions you experience most often. The more you get ‘lost in your thinking mind’ and you are in conflict with life, the more ‘negative’ emotions you will end up feeling. At the same time, many of us have also been conditioned to have an unhealthy relationship with our emotions, which is a core cause of much stress, struggle and suffering.
Watch this video to learn four principles for enjoying emotional freedom: