What have we gained by labelling certain emotions as good or bad?
Or, perhaps more important, what have we lost by this act?
None of our emotions are neither good nor bad, they are all important signals.
Signals of pleasure and joy, signals to pause, signals to re-assess and change, signals of satisfaction, signals to move away, signals of what is okay and what is not.
If we were lost at sea, in the dark, we'd never condemn a lighthouse's guidance.
We'd rejoice. We'd pay heed to it. Seek it out.
Once safe, we'd change direction. Try again. Try anew.
Knowing we'd always be able to find a safe harbour if we just follow the light.
Until next time, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
This is a daily, micro-blog, taking less than 2 minutes to read, offering you insights into how presumptions, beliefs and stories shape our lives and worldview, for better or worse.