Monday, February 2, 2015
Read and Share: Battling with Emotions
Everyone experiences a lack of inner freedom from time to time. One day it’s a struggle with anger, other days we battle with fear, and then there are the habitual patterns we can’t seem to break free of.
At times we overreact to situations where our opinion was not acknowledged or valued . We may experience strong anxiety in other settings, resentment that we don’t seem to be able to release, feelings of inferiority or worthlessness, battles with shame and guilt, hurts or offenses we can’t seem to get over ... the list goes on and on.
How do you handle these kinds of emotional struggles? Some of us try to deal with uncomfortable emotions by disregarding them. It’s not pleasant to feel painful emotions, and we’re not sure there’s anything constructive we can do with them. So we try to stuff and ignore them – secretly hoping that they will just go away.
Others of us try to analyze ourselves and figure out why we are struggling or feeling the pain we are living with. Perhaps we think, if I can just figure it out ... then the bondage or pain will cease. However, the resolution we seek by this kind of analysis is usually elusive. There are many strategies for dealing with this inner battle. Some are helpful, others provide temporary relief at best, and still others seem to make it worse.
How do you usually handle emotional struggles? What has worked for you? What hasn’t worked? L2G would like to hear from you. Drop us a note at L2G.Forum@gmail.com or by leaving a comment at the end of this post. Thanks for taking the time to read and share.