Whether emotion is a positive experience for you or a negative one, depends on your perspective, doesn’t it?
Everything has a purpose.
Rough, calloused hands and fingertips are a sign of hard work. Your body forms a protective layer while you get work done.
Notice the strong correlation between physical and emotional sensation.
In an emotionally risky environment, the natural thing to do is develop an emotionally protective layer. Some negative environments you can avoid completely. And you should. But other environments you can’t.
You can’t avoid all risky environments because there’s no heaven on earth.
You have an automatic defense system that sometimes malfunctions.
Sometimes your defensive system protects you so well that you don’t even know what it’s protecting. I’m lost; I don’t know who I am. At other times, you’re surprisingly vulnerable. Why am I flooded with emotion now?
Is emotion an obstacle or a bridge?
Emotion can always become a bridge to a better place. Sometimes though, it’s an obstacle because you’re not ready to find out who you are deep down.
Join me on the journey to becoming alive.
Future pain is the real obstacle to avoid. That’s wisdom. However, you can only escape past and present pain by crossing the bridge of emotion. As you feel what you’ve experienced, it will carry you forward.