Whether you are a soul-searching sentimental crazypants or a pragmatic play-it-safer, you have feelings. Positive feelings, negative feelings… all sorts of feelings. And not only do you have said feelings; you have a profound emotional vocabulary and deep convictions to back them up. However, you may ball them all up inside.
You may feel the burden of money issues. You may feel that you will forever be misunderstood. You may feel that you are not living up to your potential. You may feel stuck. You may feel that you are not the person you wish you were. You may even be feeling for someone else.
The easy thing to do is to stuff your feelings with distractions—with food, power, noise, devices. But we know this only fills a temporary void. When we don’t talk about how we’re feeling or bounce our thoughts off someone, we end up feeling more lost, alone, confused and completely out of touch. It can be a vicious cycle.
Instead of acting like this unbreakable steel fortress, let your vulnerability and your feelings be free. Crack open your soul and talk to someone you trust.
At the very least, you’ll be reminded that you’re not alone.
You’ll be reminded that the world is bigger than your own perceived bubble.
You’ll be reminded that many of us are human and we feel the same way. We feel the same fears, hopes, desires and worries.
You’ll be reminded that you are wildly beautiful, because you feel.
Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion. –Carl Jung