What are the qualities we imagine when we think of someone who is emotionally sorted? Calm Doesn’t get angry Doesn’t cry Doesn’t react to things This sounds more like a robot than a human being! But its funny this is often what is thought of when people are asked what they view as good mental health. I hear many people labelling their emotions as bad and wrong and that having them makes them mentally unwell. We often think if we could be unemotional we would be much happier.
Last week I talked about breaking the pattern of needing to do by being present and experiencing life's joys. Sometimes however we have been staying busy for very good reasons, because if we stop we start to feel and that can be an uncomfortable place to be. But staying busy and pushing these unwanted emotions away doesn’t work for long, they just push back at another time because they are there for a reason. For example, fear can let us know that we do not feel safe and stee