Our emotions will either protect us or hurt us, but uniquely, what we all have in common are the emotional ties that bind us together, it doesn’t matter what the emotion is.
I was emotional. I wanted others to help me and take responsibility for my disability. I wanted others to listen, I wanted a voice. I just existed. I was frustrated, irritated and angry. When I wasn’t angry, I wasn’t happy, instead I was quiet and when I wasn’t all of those things, deep down I was the most kind and caring person, and those caring qualities are still with me today.
But no matter our circumstances or emotions, it is important we learn to remain positive, so that we can move on from just ‘existing’ in our lives. We will never make any positive contributions when we’re just existing and being negative. As we unconsciously continue to blame ourselves for the things that we’ve failed at, we’re setting other free to continue with their lives.
It is also important we learn to talk about how we feel. Talking about the things that matter or that bother us will help us stay and keep the mind safe. Emotions are the most powerful tool we have. Emotions need to go somewhere: if they’re not being expressed, they’re going inside.
By ignoring our emotions, they will eventually start to interfere with our health and will contribute to long-term illness. The word disease is made up of two words ‘dis-ease,’ which is why it’s important for us to be at ease with ourselves.