The gift of the emotional person
Being emotional is a gift. The person with passion; wavy and driving, enthusiastic and inspired. Passionate and vulnerable. Temperamental, stomping and roaring. Fiery, warm and swirling. Emotion is a primordial drive, it is love; embracing, comforting, protective and tender. But also anger; toxic and viciously fierce. Scorching. Screaming, blinded by the anger. And sometimes there is the softness, the receptivity; so much grace, style, beauty and desire. Ideals, dreams and fantasy. Seduction and play. Subtlety, depth, poetry, taste, music .. Everything that colors our lives, the sauce, the sweet and the sour.
Being emotional is a challenge. Your emotions are sometimes overwhelming, the highs and lows, a mix of feelings that can be confusing. One day you are in the best mood, and the other day you seem to be deeply sad. You may feel that you are unstable, fickle, unreliable and strange. It can degenerate into intense sadness, depression, unacceptable behavior, into extreme manifestations that we know as borderline symptoms or ADHD. Your emotional energy can be so powerful that it takes over completely from within. You can no longer think clearly in your deepest lows and on your highest peaks you act like a child… so bad that you keep hurting others and yourself.
But the good news is…that the emotional being is potentially a source of love. When you become aware of your own emotional waves, your beautiful energy, your vulnerable power. It happens when you become quiet more often. Listen to the voice of your heart. By experiencing, discovering what need lies beneath that passionate or sad self. And if you manage to look at the world with love, then you have changed inwardly. Sincere gratitude is like a magnet for abundance. Not that you just have to be sweet, no, you're a fury! When you confront, you do so with passion! Dare to be honest and vulnerable. To be furious, raging and swearing, but also to say sorry. Fall and get up again. You cannot change your emotional waves, but you do become aware of it. All you feel is a compass, your sense of direction. It just needs time, lots of time and patience. Until the waves have passed and you are back in calmer water. In a turbulent sea you can throw a rock without the effect, while in stagnant water the smallest stone already causes wrinkles. That's how it works in us too. And even in stagnant water you can feel the love ... the passion ... and all the beauty that the emotional person has to offer. And then it becomes a gift. Especially for yourself but certainly also for the other.Greta Thunberg, the climate activist is an example of an emotional person. She evokes a lot of resistance, regardless of whether or not you agree with her, the way she communicates, the confronting, can be very annoying for non-emotional people. For people who are naturally non-emotional, who do not suffer from waves, prefer to avoid confrontation and who do have clarity in the moment, the emotional people are very unpredictable. And non-emotional people develop sensitive feelers to recognize the different emotions. The moment the emotional person starts to throw with fire, the non-emotional person will try to avoid them, because all those emotions just get amplified three times! Non-emotional kids have often developed mechanisms at a young age to prevent or circumvent this. They have the potential to gain wisdom in the mechanism of the solar plexus. To feel and read the emotional person, to be empathetic. As long as they don't confuse their emotions with their own emotions. Without consciousness it is easy to adopt other people's emotions. Think of the non-emotional child and the emotional father or mother. If the emotional parent is unconscious, it can quickly become far too overwhelming for the non-emotional child, causing them to close or develop other survival mechanisms. What would it be great if emotional awareness received the attention it deserves? If there was such a thing as "Master of Emotions" at school. Emotional intelligence as part of the education. Everyone understands what that would mean for the world.Inner peace is outer peace.