What if… they are not broken?
What if… you are not broken?
What if… it’s important to experience negative emotions and a full range of emotional expression?
WHY do we always want to brighten our moods? To be more productive? To seem like we are in a better place than we are? To be happy?
Happiness is the new religion everyone chases and proselytizes.
I can say this: Happiness is NOT ALWAYS what’s good for us.
I have made that mistake for myself in the past.
I liken it to dieting. ONE FOOD is not good for me. My body needs biodiversity.
Our brains are the same.
We need to feel many different types of emotions, it allows us our full expression and awareness of ourselves and the world around us.
Anthony Robbins has this talk about how most people feel 4-5 emotions on a regular basis:
- In Love
Lets say those are your five. And you cycle through those day after day, day in, day out.
Whatever comes along, you have to fit it in there, because you are in a rut, and these are the well-worn pathways in your brain.
Out of those five, if you’re not happy or in love, you’re sad, angry, or annoyed.
You see the problem here?
But what if you add in:
Emotions are there for a reason.
To teach us about the world and how we feel about it. To point out things that are wrong and things that are right. To give the the green/yellow/red for our entire life’s experience.
There are so many different emotions to experience. Why would we want to choose only happiness above all others?
Why would you want to choose that for someone else?
You are not broken.
You just need a safe place to be, until you are good with yourself or have a direction to move forward.
They are not broken.
They just need you to be a safe place for them to be with you, until they are good with themselves or have a direction to move forward.