When we feel an emotion we cannot escape, we perceive it in the background as something real, and when we believe that something is real, there is no way of escaping it.
Believe it or not but whenever we feel bad, we have a choice to move on from that emotion or to stay with it, without faking it or suppressing it. But, if the emotion we feel is connected to a story or some truth we believe in, we are blinded by that “truth” and unable to see that we have a choice not to be affected by that emotion and to move on.
We are blinded by all emotions that represent some truth we rely on or simply choose to believe in.
What are emotions? And what they are for?
The emotions that feel good are in alignment with our true desires, and the ones that feel bad are not.
The emotions that feel bad represent misguidance that we once chose to adapt as our truth. We were misguided to believe in something unbeneficial to us.
Most people are not aware of this and interpret their emotions as an indisputable state or condition like depression, anxiety, sadness, happiness, freedom, etc.
Emotional condition for most people is basically a fact. An unquestionable truth.
But let me ask you this, how many times you were in a good mood and then something happened that made you sad, or the other way around. Now if you interpret your emotions as facts and truths, aren’t facts supposed to stay consistent. Isn’t the truth not supposed to change. Meaning if the truth is that you are sad, you shall remain sad because it is the truth, you shall never smile again, not even for a split second.
What we need to understand is that emotions are guidance to achieve our true desires, nothing more and nothing less.
When you feel good, you are following your guidance, when you feel bad, you are not.
The problem is that most people perceive emotions as unchangeable facts. And since we don’t question facts, we don’t inquire about their purpose. That is why most fall victims to their emotional condition.
Every emotion tells a story that most chose to believe in and adapt as their truth. When that story is out of alignment with our true desires, we feel bad. When we feel bad, we are guided to reevaluate our stories and beliefs about ourselves, others, and life. We are guided to make different choices. But instead, most run away from the emotions that feel bad or better yet learn to live with them.
Every negative emotion we perceive as a fact acts as a limitation and a boundary to what is possible for us. When we want something to change, that change is limited by those boundaries.
We are limiting our options by telling ourselves how things should work based on our emotional limitations.
Use your emotions as guidance, and you will never be lost again
Notice how you are persuaded by your emotions that you are not good enough, not worthy enough, that you need something to prove, that you are never going to get what you want, every time you give up on something or quit.
Each time you’re stopped by your emotions thinking or doing what you want, you are guided and encouraged emotionally to resolve some fact or truth you believe in that contradicts your desires. This encouragement feels bad so you can notice it and resolve it, not run away from it.
For example, let’s say that you are involved in a project and the circumstance of that project make you feel bad although you love what you do. The circumstances that feel bad might come in the form of thoughts, events, people, etc. If you choose to ignore or suppress your emotions about what is bothering you, you will quickly find yourself uninterested in proceeding with what you do, because no matter how hard you try not to notice your circumstance, you still feel bad.
Become clear about all your stories and convictions that feel bad and resolve them by seeing the misguiding facts that feel bad that you believe in. Then envision the life you want with every bone in your body with stories that feel good until your emotional state feels like your envisioned desires and your circumstance begin to reflect what you feel.
Don’t be afraid to envision what you want, either way, you will be guided to what you’re asking for.