There is an ancient Zen parable that tells of a young monk-in-training who searches the world for a true master and a peaceful place. Yet, he finds only angry, unhappy people everywhere he goes.
“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Tis’ the season when we’re moved by the dramatic changes of color, the cooler weather, the descending darkness, and the barren branches.
E-motions are energy in motion flowing through you.
Emotions – fear, anger, sadness, hate, love, etc. – were given to you to tell you something is held deeply within you that requires your attention because something is or is not balanced.
If you choose to become the observer and acknowledge the message sent to you instead of reacting to it, you will discover that the deeper you delve in your emotions, the richer your life experience will be.
The toughest part of mastering your emotions is willing to spend some time with them. That’s the tricky part, isn’t it? Some feelings you simply don’t want to feel. However, emotions are not meant to be erased or ‘controlled,’ they were intended to be experienced. If not, they will eventually become a ball of trapped energy linked to a disease. So dive right in.
Fear is probably one of the most limiting of all emotions (panic attacks, stress, etc). When the mind reacts to it, it may make you angry, defensive and above all, close your heart.
Fear is YOUR energy created by YOU. I had to wrap my head around this for a while until it made sense and become my truth.
Instead of trying to chase the fear away, send it love. Acknowledge that you have fear. In other words, honor the emotion.
When you open your heart to receive these messages without being overwhelmed by your reaction, you will discover your truth, the cause of the symptom.
Energy will move in whatever direction we intend it to. This is why we must learn to appreciate, take responsibility for and be grateful for each experience. Emotions drive us, they determine our life experience, affect all of our choices and through them we decide what we will do next.