During these challenging times, it’s important to stay in tune with yourself and your feelings. What are your feelings trying to tell you?
Now, more than ever we need to learn how to stay in touch with our feelings so that we know how to navigate the world with courage and not with fear.
Should I Trust My Emotions?
Sometimes there is great confusion when it comes to trusting our feelings. We are often taught to not trust our feelings. We should shut them down! That’s the message that we might receive from media outlets. We often think that we should understand only our thoughts and learn how to ignore our feelings. Once we manage our thoughts, we will manage our feelings. That’s correct but we can’t do that without paying attention to how we feel.
There is a difference and a connection between thoughts and feelings. We can’t be successful at navigating our thoughts without paying attention to our emotions.
What our Feelings Can Tell Us?
You are Not Taking Care of Yourself
Our feelings are a great source of guidance when it comes to different areas of our lives. Feelings of insecurity such as guilt, shame, emptiness, anxiety, shame, envy, resentment, jealousy, and similar feelings are letting us know that our thoughts and actions are not in line with our truth. These feelings often are telling us that we are abandoning ourselves by doing things or saying things that are not in line with our truth. These feelings are telling us that we are not taking care of our emotions and that we are emotionally and even physically abandoning ourselves, and our ideas of what we believe is right.
We abandon ourselves when we define who we are externally which leads to feelings of insecurity and our need to control others. We want to be successful at work so we might do and say things that are not in line with who we are as people.
You Are Giving Yourself What You Need
We all need peace, joy, and love in order to take care of ourselves. When we experience those feelings, we are taking care of ourselves. When we are feeling joy and happiness, we are opting for self-love rather than self-abandonment. That’s why it’s important to think about things that make us happy and do more of that.
When you are experiencing those good feelings that means you are doing something right.
There is a Danger or Some External Challenges
We might feel lonely, helpless, or we are experiencing heartbreak or grief. These are all feelings normal for all human beings and we can’t run away from them. This means that something is happening externally that needs our attention. If someone is acting in an unloving way and we care about them we might experience these emotions. This tells us that we need to do something differently. Maybe talk to that person or move on if we don’t see any progress. These feelings are trustworthy, but it doesn’t mean that we need to get stuck in these emotions, we need to process them.
Our soul communicates with us through feelings. When we learn how to stay present and how to navigate our feelings, we will start feeling better. You need to trust your emotions and not be dismissive of how you feel, thinking it’s not important.
When you understand your feelings, you will feel personally powerful and that will enable you to deal with challenges in life that we all have.
We are often thought to be compassionate and to express empathy towards others, we should do that more with ourselves. We shouldn’t judge, ignore, or numb our feelings. When we choose to do that, we choose to judge, ignore, and numb ourselves. On the other side, we shouldn’t try to make others responsible for how we feel. We need to develop a personal sense of power that we need to manage stress in life and take the right steps on what needs to be done so we can feel better.
We all want to feel better which we can be done through navigating and understanding our negative emotions and learning how to overcome them so we can feel better.