Riding Your Emotional Waves
Posted May 28, 2012on:
Emotions come up at the most inopportune times. They just aren’t convenient. And, for some of us they are as scary as all get out. Pain! Anger! Sadness! Who wants to go there?
While it is okay to delay letting your emotions come forward for short periods of time, trying to avoid them long term just doesn’t work. They gather inside of you and weigh you down both physically and emotionally. They can cloud your judgment and keep you from living fully. And, they become static that comes between you, your heart, and the rest of the world.
Your emotions are not as big and overpowering as you may imagine. They come in waves with a beginning, crest, and end. There is a sense of relief that comes with letting them process that feels like coming to shore. Some situations bring multiple waves that grow smaller each time. If you look back at the last time you were overcome with emotion, you will find this to be true.
It is only by feeling your emotions that you can come through to the other side. It is a cleansing process that frees up energy for the rest of your life. Still feel overwhelmed? Ask for the support of a trusted friend, counselor, or coach.
So remember, the next time a little emotion comes up, don’t resist it. It’s just a wave that you can surf toward the peaceful shore.
For support riding your emotional waves, email Linda at: firstname.lastname@example.org