How do we view and interaction with our own emotions?


At our monthly existential support and discussion group, we talk about all sorts of issues which are related to life. We discussed about “Self” the other day. I was surprise to learn that a lot of people are so judgemental towards themselves and their emotions.

Here is Susan David’s “The gift and power of emotional courage”

Why It's Good to Embrace Negative Feelings

"We own our emotions, they don't own us."Watch Susan David's TED Talk on how to control your emotions in a healthy way: http://t.ted.com/kZ3eEcm

Posted by TED on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

She said “a third of us — a third — either judge ourselves for having so-called “bad emotions,” like sadness, anger or even grief. Or actively try to push aside these feelings. We do this not only to ourselves, but also to people we love, like our children — we may inadvertently shame them out of emotions seen as negative, jump to a solution, and fail to help them to see these emotions as inherently valuable. Normal, natural emotions are now seen as good or bad. And being positive has become a new form of moral correctness.”

I hope by watching this video, people will learn that it is okay to accept our emotions, whether they are positive or negative emotions.  They are all part of our authentic self.

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