Listened to a fascinating talk shared on Facebook this am : Watch Susan David‘s TED Talk on how to control your emotions in a healthy way:http://t.ted.com/kZ3eEcm. She explores the paradigm that being positive has become to be morally “correct” and that we seem to all have bought into this delusion.
I love the way she expounds the fact that this is a dead man’s perrogative.
Emotion is part of being human and the full range of emotions is what makes us alive. They do not control us, however going through the full range actually enables success not the way we currently just wish to put on a smiley face and pretend it all happy.
Humans are complicated, thank the Lord for that. We do have emotions. We are NOT artificial intelligence robots.
Stop before you criticise a fellow human today for what you perceive to be negativity or grief or a “negative” emotion. Allow compassion, understanding and quiet supportive stillness to abide.
The joy of kinship is something I feel was worked at on a daily basis by the ancients. Community, living in “communion” and “supporting” one another friend to friend, lover to lover, something we don’t really really do anymore. Perhaps we are too busy. Perhaps we are too driven by things that actually don’t matter in the end.
We do actually need each other. And we do actually have a role in each others lives in terms of empathy, compassion and even just silent standing by – a deep recognition of another just by “being” there in spirit and truth.