It appears that lately, I have been writing a lot about feelings, which is true. I have.
Our feelings are a natural process of our thoughts and intentions. They can be negative or positive. Feelings should not be ignored but must not overtake us to the point that we feel paralyzed by them. I am not a physician, psychologist, clergy or a person with a degree in feelings. The one thing that I am is human and you are too if you are reading this blog. Feelings are something that we all have and deal with in life. Many articles have been written about feelings therefore always remember that they are important. As human beings we must pay attention to our feelings. Denying them will do no good. Feelings have a way of manifesting themselves in many ways. By paying attention to them we can find ways to lessen pain and make changes from negative to positive or accept what is in our life. For me writing is the best way that I can begin to get my feelings out in the open and put them into perspective. Until I have done this, I do not feel peace. It is a wonderful thing to know that peace can be regained when we are willing to work toward it. Hopefully by sharing some thoughts with you, you will be inspired to love yourself and know that your feelings are important in order to know peace.
First, I will say that you are not alone. Also being truthful with ourselves is not always easy. It takes practice. Sometimes it may be necessary to feel pain in order to do the work needed to regain peace. Remember, it is our thinking that gets us into trouble. We need to get our thoughts back on the right track. You are not less than or more than, you are you. No one likes to admit that they are not perfect but for me that is the first step. When I become uncomfortable enough it becomes easier. So here it goes. I am doing it now with your help as you read and I write.
- If you are physically sick, tired, lonely, or any other negative emotion then admit it. I have been the greatest offender of saying, “Oh, it is a beautiful day, I should not feel this way.” I am here to tell you the weather is not the problem. Maybe you are over worked, grieving a loss or missing a love one. Get honest! Then and only then can you get control of your thoughts and take the steps necessary to feel better.
- When I was a child my parents taught me to always say NO when offered a treat, gift or something. I can remember putting on a false smile, pushing back the tears and wanting so bad to say yes. I know today that I was taught false pride. Not only that, I was cheating another person out of the good feel of giving. Practice changing old tapes in your head and replace them with healthy ones. It is okay to trust.
- There was a time when I worked two jobs and gave one hundred and fifty per cent at both of them. As some of you do, I then had to have the cleanest house, the manicured lawn and everything in its correct place. I denied that I needed rest and put everyone else before me. Relax, it is okay to not be super human.
- As a child I was lead to believe that I was suppose to love everyone but it was not important if I was not loved. It is important! BELIEVE that you are loving and deserve love.
Your feelings are important. They are sending you a message. Listen closely to them. Write them down. Talk to someone about them. Own them. Get help if you need it. Do not deny them. Take charge! Be the special person that you really are and know PEACE! If or when they get out of order keep practicing and each time it will become easier because not only will you love yourself, you will love PEACE.
By the way, thank you! Writing did really help and I hope to read what you have to write. 🙂