Why Your Emotions MATTER!

Do you ever feel lonely? ☹️
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We all have at points in our lives. It’s important to add there’s also a difference between “feeling lonely” and “being alone”. A person can be with a group of people and feel lonely. A person can be completely alone and feel content. 👍
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So why do topics like mental health continue to be an issue in our society? I’ll give you one BIG reason:
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⚠️ Many people are rejecting their emotions, especially due to the influence of others and their environment. ⚠️
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We’ve been taught to believe that emotions are a sign of weakness, that they are not useful in our modern world. 😔
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🗣 “Just be happy!” 🗣
🗣 “You have no reason to feel this way!” 🗣
🗣 “You’re being irrational!” 🗣
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In people’s good intentions, they unfortunately have made the problem worse. In their good intentions, they fail to meet the other person in their emotional home. 🏠
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Why? Because they aren’t able or willing to go there themselves. 😲
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🌟 If you want to help someone, you have to meet them where THEY are, not where YOU want them to be. 🌟
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Because we’ve been taught so long not to accept our emotions is the very reason why it’s become a bigger problem today. Psychologist Carl Jung said: “Whatever you resist persists and grows larger in size.” 💬
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I see our current mental health crisis as the long-term response for embracing this idea (which is in and of itself irrational). The bubble of “resistance” has grown so “large in size” it’s finally burst. The pendulum is now swinging in the opposite direction. 🤬
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But with noting the problem, what is the solution?
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🌟 We need to stop pathologizing our emotions, especially the negative ones. 🌟
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What if we could see our emotions not as spam to delete but as mail giving us an important message for our lives? 📭
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What if we could see our emotions not as biological defects but as essential character traits for our evolutionary survival? 💪
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How different would our society be if we stopped treating our emotions as a nuisance and more as an essential tool for our personal growth? 🧠
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I understand why some disagree with me here:
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😡 “If you let people focus on their negative emotions, you enable them to feel more depressed!”

😡 “Emotions make you irrational! We need less emotions and more logic as the solution!”
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It’s funny because I very much agree with these statements, but to an extent. I definitely don’t want to enable anyone to feel more depressed. That’s the last thing I’d want to have happen with what I am communicating! I also am a huge advocate for logic, reason, and critical thinking. I believe they’re also crucial for the epistemic crises we will experience. 👌
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So I won’t throw either of those criticisms away but to say we can extend on them! 👍
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❤️ I’m talking about using our emotions in an intelligent way, with intention, with purpose, not as an indulgence. ❤️
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🌟 There’s a difference between allowing someone to feel their emotions for constructive solutions and allowing someone to feel their emotions simply to dwell in them. 🌟
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Mental health is so easily swept under the rug because it can be an unpleasant topic to discuss. The very reason we “resist” talking about it is the more reason why it will “persist” and be discussed! 👏
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🌟 While you may not personally feel these negative emotions on a daily basis, there are plenty of people that feel it constantly. 🌟
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The fact that a lot of us (including myself at times) aren’t willing to discuss it says a lot about how we treat our emotions in society. 😟
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Again, it’s NOT to dwell on our emotions! That’s the last thing I want people to presume with what I say here! 👍

❤️ I’m talking about using our emotions in an intelligent way, with intention, with purpose, not as an indulgence. ❤️
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I share this with you all today:
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☯️ So we as a society allow ourselves to be okay with the existence of negative emotions.
☯️ So we can let ourselves and each other know it’s okay to not be okay, not to enable but to accept the present moment.
☯️ So we continue bringing awareness to this issue.
☯️ So we continue being persistent in our focus on solutions.
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PLEASE SHARE so others hear this message! Let others knows they are not alone and there are solutions we can focus on! ❤️ #TranscendLabels

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