Sunday, October 3, 2010
I mentioned this to some friends who responded one of two ways: either they defended why they needed to feel the "negative" emotions or they explained how they work very hard at only experiencing the "positive" ones. That's not the point, the point is that ultimately, we are going to experience all or most of the whole gamut of feelings - if we hold on to a particular one, whether it be one we think of a good or one we think of as bad, then we can get stuck in it and make ourselves suffer. If we strive to hold onto happiness, oh my, aren't our hopes dashed. If we don't let anger flow through and out of us, that burns us inside.