Thursday, February 24, 2011

Emotional Baggage





~ Troubled Mind | Everything But The Girl ~



“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
Audre Lorde



This is an updated older post
from another blog that I have closed.


Emotions and intuition speak to us and can be our greatest guide if we are willing to experience them. However, many of us instinctively block or resist these feelings . . . and they turn into the trap of emotional baggage, bringing perpetual discomfort, stress and anxiety.

On the other hand, jumping to conclusions, actions or reactions is not a good thing either. Allow them to speak to you, acknowledge and deal with them as they come . . . pay attention and be aware. Just deal with your emotions and don’t bottle them up to fester into emotional baggage that takes peace of mind and throws it out the window.

The lesson I have not learned is to think before I speak.  It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between genuine intuition and paranoia.  What I am learning is there are different perspectives to all situations and not everyone has the same reaction or emotion which should be considered before speaking.  It is that delicate balance of compromise and considering others as well as being true to yourself.

My greatest peace comes from analyzing my emotions, why I react to situations in a certain way and determine the way back to the comfort level of peace of mind.  

Take time to know yourself and your emotions . . . be rid of that emotional baggage that weighs you down.




10 comments:

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Margaret said...

I really needed to read this today! Thanks for posting it!

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John said...

Coming to accept our emotions for what they are, just emotions, is vital if we want to find inner peace. So long as we take time to mull situations over, think before we act, and think about what we should do and make the right decision, instead of reacting to our emotions, we have no reason to feel fearful about our actions. Therefore we are free from fear and have no need to worry.

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mmbear said...

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A Helicopter Mom said...

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Gina Alfani said...

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