Love is the best example of this. If we are able to feel unconditional love within ourselves for another, we are able to give ourselves one of the greatest gifts of well being. Sometimes, when we feel love within ourselves when in the presence of someone else, we mistakenly think that our love belongs to that other person. Actually, the love that we feel is triggered by the other person but it belongs to us, the person feeling it. When love is mutual, it gives back more than double the well-being for both people.
Sometimes, when we experience difficult emotions we can feel an inner conflict. This happens when we feel that our emotions are outside of our control, like when they are triggered by someone we care about or our emotions catch us unprepared or feeling unprotected. Those kinds of experiences can cause us to shut down the emotions or repress feelings. The problem with shutting down emotions is that we can’t select which emotions are going to be numbed so consequently, all of them get muted, until something unexpected happens and numbing lid comes off, like in a fit of anger or rage. It is important to work toward understanding your emotions and why they are so strong regarding certain people or experiences. One question to ask yourself is…have I ever felt this way before? And then write what comes up in a stream of consciousness way. The results will bring you one step closer to understanding yourself and clearing your emotional field.
Our emotions are an important part of living life to the fullest. Emotions are the expression of joy and happiness. They help in sensing what is good or bad for you, making choices, knowing yourself, having compassion and relating to others.