Anger … It’s a paralysing emotion. Nothing can be done in anger. People think by igniting anger helps them get their own way or get things done faster because they become more intimidation. You can’t get anything done in anger, it’s a paralysing emotion it makes us a victim because it’s the absence of control, it suppresses our skills, our power to think clearly. Many things done in anger turns into regret. Before igniting, think, is it worth it?
“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
I have always been able to keep my emotions in check, I dislike crying because it gives me a headache, I especially don’t like that sullen feeling of sadness because it bruises the soul and hangs like a dark cloud overhead. You don’t know if the rain of tears is going to flow to a trickle or if there’ll be a thunderstorm. Unless you can claw yourself free from its temporary state of despair, emotions can sometimes paralyze, trapping us in a vacuum of fear and doubt. I can honestly say that for me, they make no sense because our emotions never do what we want them to do. We try to suppress the tears but they come anyway. We try to suppress the love, grief, heartache but they still manage to express themselves even when you don’t want them to thus we are all slaves to our emotions.
This has not been an easy week, but there haven’t been many easy weeks since Cancer entered our lives back in February, it’s not the first time someone close to me has had to battle the disease but it still leaves me in a tailspin because it’s never easy seeing someone you love suffer through the treatments of the disease and dear I say, it’s not fair on either side. Not fair for the sufferer or the family having to watch it all unfold. This time it really feels like the straw that’s breaking the camel’s back. Most days it’s a struggle to keep my emotions in check as it has become an uphill battle of trying to maintain a work/ life balance and trying to keep up the appearances that all is well while my emotions are boiling just underneath trying to claw themselves out. What I’ve learned in these past few months is that even if you know what to do to keep yourself going, there are moments when the mind and body become so overwhelmed that everything we know that’s good for us, go out the window then everything starts to shut down and our emotions take over. A few times I’ve found myself overflowing in joy, gratitude, sorrow, sadness, love, fear, anger during the most inconvenient! Bu through it all I’m grateful.
Why do we need emotions that leaves us so vulnerable and raw? I come to the harsh reality that our emotions may not always make sense but they’re necessary and that they help us in ways we don’t always understand. They help us to survive by forcing us to take action in situations that would otherwise pose a danger to our well-being. Emotions also work to help us understand those around us and help them understand us. They can’t be reasoned with, they won’t submit to logic and they our emotions are what makes us human, all we can do it rationalise our situation and determined the best response for the situation or situations we’re faced with.
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“Emotional hurt, you gotta let that go. Walk away and let it be. So many highs and lows, but if you keep being down, you’ll never get up.” ~ Micky Ward
“Entitlement is lethal to the wellbeing of not only ourselves but those around because it gives a false sense of Happiness and breeds contempt” ~Yvette N. Treco
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. ~Joel Osteen
Though my heart goes out to all those that were killed or injured in the latest attack in Paris, I’ve tried to keep in theme of my blog by continuing business as usually with regards to content; the internet is already saturated without me adding to the list. In addition to that, no intention to sounding insensitive, but acts of Terrorism are being carried out on a daily basis. The difference is, some are high profile, like the one in Paris and others are not, Kenya, Beirut,Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and Libya, etc.
Terrorism persists because terrorism works. Terrorism works because we let it.