It’s OK to feel negative emotions…

emotions

It’s OK to feel anger, sadness, fear, anxiety and similar negative feelings from time to time. It’s part of the human condition.

The problems kick in when we prolong the amount of time we spend in these states. In psychology, they call it “rumination.”

Fortunately, as conscious beings, we have the ability to move through and out of these negative states when they have run themselves through. We can use observation without reaction, we can re-frame, distract or move into actions (exercise, hobbies, etc.) that uplift our moods and help us to come out of negative rumination.

Unfortunately, a majority of our social scripts, from news media, TV dramas, and adult conversations are focused on placing continuous attention on these negative states which tend to prolong them into unbalanced and unhealthy psychological territory. (Feeling good and happy doesn’t seem to produce as much drama.)

Overall, it’s ok to feel off every now and then. It’s normal and it’s healthy. However, we must be wise enough to realize that we have the capacity and power to move through and let go of negative states and into more beneficial states when the time comes.

And, it has nothing to do with outside conditions like the state of the Government. If you expect Governments to make you feel better and fix all your problems, it’s never going to happen. Do not give your power away to outside conditions. Own it.

 

Not only will people around you benefit from your lack of “rumination,” but you yourself will benefit greatly from owning your own shit and consciously, actively, transforming it into Gold.

Blessings!