WITH NO EXCEPTIONS, BEING ACTIVELY AWARE OF OUR EMOTIONS DELIVERS US FROM SELF-DECEPTION AND HELPS US INTO AUTHENTIC LIVING. IT GIVES US THE PRESENCE OF MIND TO REALISE THE FOLLY OF DOING WHAT DOES NOT MAKE US FEEL GOOD.
The right choice, a mark of authentic living, often leaves us energised emotionally and helps us to create balance in our lives. When external demands weigh us down, it is wise to take a few moments to focus on your emotions before planning your day. Thus, a heaviness in the feet and a hollowness in the chest could be reminding you of some disappointment you beckoned in for a loved one. There will be a great deal for you to be thankful for if you revisit the issue at the core of the disappointment in your mind; when you hit on the right approach or option for creating a balance between your personal and external demands, you will receive an inner encouraging feedback of bursts of energising feelings. The energising emotional feedback frequently helps us to transcend our doubts and waste less of our energy.
Feelings that flow naturally from life and health-seeking choices persist. Feeling a little bit better, an increase in energy and an increase in caring for others, after making a decision is the reassuring feedback that informs you that you are on the right track and that you are waltzing into authentic living.
It is not being suggested that you should rely on a single stab of emotions to guide you through life’s hazards and challenges. If you find yourself in the throes of conflicting or muddled feelings, it is beneficial to give yourself some time to sort out your feelings until something dominant shows up. For a complicated and sensitive situation, restrain yourself and do not act until you know how you feel about each factor involved. An important question to ask yourself is, “how can I respond to this situation and feelings, to create balance, constructiveness and happiness in my life.”
Active emotional awareness grounds us in our values and what we need to do and keeps us focused there, preventing us from vacillating here and there, even in the face of differing views. Being in constant touch with our emotions helps us to realise that our salvation lies within us. Awareness of our strong emotions not only helps us to stop our emotions from running us about, but it also enables us to unearth their disempowering thought system, logically dispute them and entrench empowering beliefs akin to effectiveness.
At odds with self-deception, the awareness of our feelings points us to our energy level, state of mental clarity and positive regard for others. For instance, feeling drained after office hours, despite the fact that you consider your work environment and colleagues very supportive, may mean that it is time to have it all out with yourself to change things and keep what’s good for you at the office.
By active emotional awareness, we live in the moment, and our long-term goals become life-seeking directions. We begin to think in terms of what makes us feel good and start moving in that direction rather than being rigid and mechanical and putting ourselves under pressure, mindless of how we feel. Rigid goals do not speak well of who we really are or how we are evolving.
With no exceptions, being actively aware of our emotions delivers us from self-deception and helps us into authentic living. It gives us the presence of mind to realise the folly of doing what does not make us feel good. Perhaps you are not that loner or party animal you thought yourself to be.
You are in an eternal state of becoming, and so, the self-discoveries of last year may not hold true this year, but the important thing is that it is guiding you to become happier with your self.