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There was a time in my life when I didn’t spend much time feeling emotions, but went directly to dealing with them or avoiding them. I am a good problem solver. But over time I’ve learned that trying to be an adult and to always do what I should do, gets in the way of letting my real self have a voice. It is hard at times to acknowledge and accept my emotions. Especially when I feel I know better, or I’m smarter than that. Bottling up the emotions sometimes makes them stronger or they come out in the open without warning. It doesn’t help to tell yourself to grow up before the emotion has a voice. I am working on giving my emotions a voice and to cut out the judgment remarks. After all, at age 70 people expect you to act a little strange some of the time.
At times, you probably notice the mood changes in my posts. That’s because I’m working on giving emotions a voice, but most of the time I am able to get to a better place inside myself in a day or two. There are times when we yearn for heaven or for God, times when we want to relate to people and times we don’t, and there are times when we really enjoy life or we feel depressed. Life is filled with both the good and the bad, love and hate, and happiness and despair. We are all those things. The important part is learning to accept life as it is. I’m still working on that. I call myself, ” a work in progress.”
Found on Pinterest on 2-13-15. Katrina Mayer.