Because earth life contains a surprising amount of negative emotion (50%!), one of the best skills we can obtain is to get good at feeling bad. In fact, the better we get at feeling bad, the more we can enjoy our entire life experience.
Feeling bad doesn’t come naturally. Most of us try to avoid negative emotion as much as possible, but this is limiting how much we are able to enjoy ALL of our life, and it is also limiting the things we do and try to accomplish during our lives.
In this episode, I share how to process and feel your feelings, so that you have more control over your emotional life and the way you experience your current life, and, more importantly, so you can start doing the things you’ve been too scared to try. Getting good at feeling bad is the key to getting the life you really want.
Because earth life contains a surprising amount of negative emotion (50% of all of our emotions), it really serves us and helps us to get good at feeling bad. Our instinct, of course is to avoid negative emotion, but this prevents us from really getting the most out of our earth life experience, because in essence we are avoiding and resisting 50% of the experience. And the better we get at experiencing negative emotion, the more we can enjoy our entire experience.
What are feelings?
Our brains that take in the world around us through our senses….we see, hear, taste, smell and feel the world around us and all that input goes into our brain, where all that information gets processed and sorted and interpreted. And then, the brain needed a way to communicate all this important information to the rest of our body so that we could survive in the world. Feelings are the mechanism by which the brain communicates with our bodies and tells them what to do and how to act.
Feelings are just chemical signals by which the brain communicates information to the body and they are felt as physical sensations and vibrations inside our body.
How Do I Process or Feel Emotion?
How Does Processing Emotion Help Me?