Last year the power went out in our house at night. Although I did find two flashlights, of course neither one of them had working batteries. I knew we had spare batteries, but in the dark, we couldn’t find them. I finally found a small candle, but since that wasn’t very bright, we ended up going to bed early because we had no light.
So the next day I decided I was going to find all our flashlights and batteries and put them in one box, and label it. That way I would always be prepared.
This morning I noticed that box on the shelf in our storage room. It gave me a good feeling. I was ready and prepared for emergencies.
As I was moving out of the storage room, suddenly I had a thought. Do I have a box full of “emotional emergency supplies” for those times in life when I just can’t “see” my way out of confusion and turmoil? I really need a box like that right now.
Our world reality: COVID-19.
Scary. Frightening. Unknown. Uncertain.
Unprecedented. Isolating. Draining.
Where are my “COVID-19 flashlights,” and do they have working batteries?
What kind of emotional energy supplies do I need to have in this box?
Emotions can be compared to this analogy of a flashlight.
Principle: Emotions power our lives.
Our emotions make us “real”. We “light up” with emotion. Our emotions allow us to connect meaningfully with others, and our emotions allow us to find a way to deal with life and its ups and downs.
We have many kinds of emotions, and our emotions vary in intensity, depending on the situation. There are emotions we like -- which we call positive ones. There are emotions we don’t like because they don’t feel as good -- and we tend to call them negative ones. The truth is, though, that just like a battery - we need both our positive and negative emotions.
Come join with us as we discuss principles of emotions. See why learning to understand your emotions will create the space in your life for peace. Find out how it is possible to heal “negative” emotions with compassion and honesty, without trauma or drama. Learn how to use your emotions to increase happiness in your life. Learn how to communicate honestly - with compassion, understanding emotions - to build harmonious relationships. Learn how emotions affect your body - and how you can improve your health and vitality. Truly, emotions do power our lives.
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