Emotions As Flowers
Imagine a flower vase, if you will. Then, see it as being empty. It’s filled with water and flowers. Then, it’s washed, and empty once again. You’re probably happy when it’s full of life, right? This can continually become a reality.
Please view your emotions running in phases of three, as objectively as you can:
- First, you recognize what emotion you feel.
- Subsequently, the experience is processed. You nurture yourself through this vital procedure by having good nutrition, and engaging in healthy activities that enliven your self-esteem.
- Finally, you cleanse your spirit by resting, relaxing/meditating, and reflecting on your life lesson before snapping back to the present, and feeling.
As long as you live, you must go through this cycle over and over again. When you get through phase three, you recognize that you have to face the first (your emotions are unaddressed), so you must do something about it.
Any negative emotion must be dealt with in a positive way (through recognizing and feeling the emotion, writing about it, or discussing it with a loved one or therapist). You don’t want it to eat away at you. Much like the empty flower vase, you’re clear of strong emotions for a short while. Nothing to be ashamed about. This is another way of describing you’re now free to just exist. Mindfulness is experiencing moments through observing your environment in a non-judgmental way. Someone once suggested to me to look for a particular color around you, and then find other objects of the same color. If you’re sense-impaired, match objects or symbols of likeness together. This association technique can be instantly grounding. To learn more about mindfulness, please visit this site: http://stress.about.com/od/meditation/a/mindfulness_meditation_techniques.htm
In order to be a healthy human being, you can’t just take out your anger on others nor be quiet about it. It’s important to be okay with you, because this is the way to live, appreciating life itself, including your own. Your feelings matter, and remember not to leave emotions unaddressed for too long; this is particularly true if a tragedy or highly stressful event happens in your life. You may even need to see a professional psychologist to assist you in expressing what your issues are (that you more than likely can deal with appropriately). Your life is the main attraction, and circumstance is just part of the push you need sometimes to propel yourself even further.
Get comfortable with your environment if it’s safe at the moment. Only then can you start to be aware of your emotions in a way that you feel more in control to process them healthily in the first place. This will help prevent you from abusing others, yourself, or accepting abusive treatment. Set boundaries, create love, and nurture yourself. These are some of the keys to a happier and more interesting life.
**Life is in everything. Of course yours is special!
Thanks for reading!