Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about mindfulness. About life and the emotions which so often control us. I couldn’t get past how certain emotions are labeled as “good” and others as “bad”. If you get upset or jealous you feel ashamed and try to stop the feelings as quickly as possible, we think we can hide an emotion long enough until it goes away. Believing that if we don’t admit to feeling them it means we don't.
People do their best to hide from bad emotions and only feel the good ones, but that’s not how life works, a constant mix of happiness, anger, anxiety, surprise, and disappointment (among other things). It’s important to not dismiss any of our feelings as unimportant but instead learn to focus our consciousness on the present moment. One of the most important things we can learn in life is to calmly recognize (and more importantly), accept our feelings, thoughts, and flaws as part of who we are.
In December I started the book ‘I want to die but I want to eat tteokbokki’ by Baek Sehee, it was a refreshing read as it’s also my first memoir that I’ve read through to the end. First, what caught my attention was the cover and title. Also, the book is purple and that happens to be my fave color.
Baek Sehee’s conversation with her therapist open my mind to how alike we all are sometimes, I related so well with all the conversations. We need to learn how to sit with our emotions whether “good” or “bad” and I’ll be honest, it’s hard sometimes. But until we accept that all emotions have equal importance in our lives we won’t be able to find peace.
I’ve been away for the longest, I won’t say I’m back fully but I’ll do my best to always put up a post because life is going by fast.
One of my favorite things about writing is the reaction I get
from people. I’m not talking about the ‘wow I love what you wrote’
comments or the ‘you’re a really good writer’ ones (though I loveeee those).
No, the reaction I enjoy most is ‘that blog you wrote got me
thinking.’ A while ago I wrote my bucket list and it
provided me with a ton of feedback. While people loved my Bucket list
they had ideas of their own and it was all very inspiring.
Happy new month! I know I'm one month late but Happy new year!
4 thoughts on “On Feelings”
I’m totally in love with your blog layout and the way you express yourself definitely would make someone reflect after reading
So we should tell people we are jealous and angry?
Oh that’s not what my post suggests. I’m saying its human to feel all these emotions.