Category: emotions

I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty … And I could not have described it any better.

If you ignore your feelings they will get your attention in other ways.

Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.

1. They can’t be trusted. No matter what you say, they’ll turn the situation round so they seem like they’re a victim, and have been unfairly judged.

2. They leave you feeling crazy, or mixed up and confused. They’ll twist your words and motives so you feel misunderstood – and they rationalize their actions so you seem unreasonable.

3. They’re great at making you feel guilty or “bad”. Nothing you can do or say is ever right to them. No matter what you try, you know it always will be wrong.

4. They are passive aggressive. They’ll smile to your face and they’ll stab you in the back … and they’ll gladly talk about you … and pass along mean gossip.

5. They have the ability to manipulate the emotional climate in a group. So, if they’re feeling happy, and life is going well, they’re the life of the party and everyone must smile. But when their life is tough then they’ll moan, groan and complain … and they’ll make sure everybody feels miserable as well.

6. They are self-absorbed and a law unto themselves. Life is always by their rules – and everything revolves round them. They’re not accountable – and they will always please themselves.

1. Practice mindfulness

2. Play, laugh and enjoy the simple things.

3. Develop an attitude of gratitude.

4. Invest in, and nurture, your relationships.

5. Give up your attachment to outcomes.

6. Decide to be adventurous and try new things.

7. Choose to live life at a slower pace, and don’t be driven by a sense of urgency.

8. Give up the need to be in control.

9. Accept that you are human and life won’t be perfect.

10. Don’t compare yourself to others.

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and they will come forth, later, in uglier ways.

My life isn’t good or bad. It’s an incredible series of emotional and mental extremes with beautiful thunderstorms and stunning sunrises.

You cannot make everyone think and feel as deeply as you do. This is your tragedy … because you understand them, and they do not understand you.

We try to hide our feelings but we forget our eyes speak.

We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most. People try to bottle up their emotions, as if it’s somehow wrong to have natural reactions to life.