I’ve just received a newsletter from Mona Grayson, who is a facilitator of Byron Katie’s ‘The Work’. I found it really enlightening and like to share it with you.
What if your feeling emotions were as essential to life as drinking water?
What if expressing them were as ordinary as going to the bathroom or getting sleep?
Have you noticed that there are some human behaviors that you accept as necessary (and valuable) parts of life, and others that are seen as problems?
It seems to be okay with most people that they’ll need to eat a few times a day…
But when it comes to feeling depressed, even 5 minutes of that can seem too much.
Emotions are part of the experience of being human, and yet as a species we tend to want to avoid certain feelings.
Here are some of the recent questions I’ve received:
– “How can we prevent the escalation of negative emotions?”
– “How can I stop being so angry?”
– “Why can’t I get my anxiety under control?”
Let’s look at each question one at a time and explore some of the underlying beliefs and look at some different perspectives. [Read more…] about What is Your Relationship With Your Emotions?