For many years I avoided my negative emotions. They terrified me. I felt like they were so intense I would never understand them or express them safely.
I was wrong. Now my negative emotions have become my friends. When I struggle with them, I know that’s a sign I need to tweak some aspect of my life that no longer nourishes me.
You can do that, too. Let’s say a conversation with a co-worker suddenly triggers a feeling of uneasiness. Rather than ignore it like you usually do, concentrate on it. What does it feel like?
Maybe it feels like sadness, because it reminds you of a similar conversation with someone else a few months ago. Concentrate on that conversation. When you do, you’ll realize you weren’t feeling sad. You were angry. Why?
Think about it. After a while, you’ll see it wasn’t anger you were feeling at that time. It was fear. You felt threatened in some way.
So the uneasiness you felt today was actually fear. Something your co-worker said made you feel threatened. Now you can take action. Maybe you need to limit your exposure to this co-worker. Maybe the subject of your conversation is what made you feel threatened, and you need to address that. Maybe you need to strengthen your personal boundaries.
See how that works? Negative emotions are your GPS. Don’t ignore them. Friend them and allow them to guide you toward the healthy, happy, nourishing life you’ve always wanted. That’s their true purpose!
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