We might be the master of our own thoughts, still we are the slaves of our own emotions.
We are all born with emotions. They are like the salt that flavours our food, or the rainbow we see after a rainy day. They give depth and expand our life experiences. They are the difference between a talked movie and silent one and are the reason a good novel keeps us awake at night, without blinking an eye.
Who are we without emotions? What move us? Emotions make us fight battles, defend a cause, make a statement…
Emotions are extremely powerful, and often we don´t know what to do with them, particularly if they tear our hearts and souls apart. We would rather go without them. Stop feeling. Altogether. Until the end of our lives.
Emotions take people to do things they shouldn´t, and say what they later regret deeply. We use words loaded with emotions to lift ourselves, to lift others, but we can easily destroy ourselves and others with them with the same ease.
We give emotions meaning and intention, according to our internal beliefs, but this system is often vulnerable from the wear and tear of life and from our malnourished souls.
We live in a world of abundance and variety at every level, and we are fortunate to be able to have information about every possible subject at our fingertips.
One of the best things we can do to ourselves (and others) is to study our emotions, how can we learn from them, what they are trying to tell us. They are a valuable resource to us if only we know how to “read” them.
We can only become stronger, more confident, more responsible for our lives and our feelings when we gain conscience that our happiness is our responsibility and we should not demand it from others.