Updated: May 21, 2020
If you are human, you have emotions. Stop pretending like you don't. Start playing the human card.
Emotional health is a real thing. If you are still trying to pretend like you are above it and you don't succumb to human emotions like frustration, overwhelm, fear, guilt and sadness - then please do yourself a huge favour and STOP IT.
Allow yourself to be human, to grow and evolve and reach your highest potential. Allow yourself to feel the emotion without the judgement.
As a society we are very accepting of emotions like happiness, excitement, joy and amusement.
How many times have you heard someone being praised for being a happy person, for being excited and being cool under pressure. I'm guessing at least a few.
Now, think really hard...how many times have your heard anyone being praised for expressing fear and declaring overwhelm?
I can't think of any, can you? If you have please share.
Now don't get me wrong, I am not advocating for a public pity party. I am simply saying we have declared some very strong judgments on emotions. Some are good and some are bad. Really, is this true?
I invite you to keep an open mind and take a different look at emotions.
Have you ever judged your left hand for being left and your right hand for being right? NO. You have two hands, they each serve a purpose.
So let's take this analogy and examine joy and guilt without calling one good and one bad.
Joy feels light in the body, it gives you guidance that whatever you are thinking or doing is of value to you. Guilt feels heavy in the body, it gives you guidance that whatever you are thinking or doing is out of alignment with your values.
So now is joy good and guilt bad?