EMOTIONAL DYSFUNCTION, IS IT AFFECTING YOUR LIFE?
Like many of us I am concerned and saddenned by the tremendous volume of human disfunction and suffering we are witnessing these days.
The common tendency is to go for the quick fixes to deal with emotional distress.
"We need to accept all of our feelings, including the ones that are difficult and painful. Accepting and understanding our feelings helps us release or restructure them. Feelings help us survive, express, and transform.
Each feeling contributes to our understanding of ourselves, others, and life. For example, sadness can inform us of unfulfilled needs and longings, and it can move us to find fulfillment for them.
Anger might inform us about our boundaries and a possible violation of them. Fear can alarm us or teach us to find courage.
The poetic, ecstatic, and inspiring moments of our lives are born out of our ability to feel.
Since all feelings and emotions spring from the same source, our emotional center, the fact is that when you shut down the difficult ones like pain, fear or anger, you will shut down the blissful ones as well. There is no way around this fact; no cheating will help. Each one of us needs to choose which we commit to—an open or closed heart.
By committing to the process of opening the heart, we begin to step slowly into a greater state of openness and vulnerability.
Feelings and emotions are energies. Energy is indestructible; it does not die; it only changes form. We can bury our feelings, repress or deny them, but we can never kill them.
They will keep haunting us and will manifest themselves in our body, behavior, and everyday life. The good news is that since energy transforms, we can shift the energy of feelings from negative to positive." – Excerpt from the International Best Seller" GATES OF POWER®: Actualize Your True Self".