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Feeling out of control is normal.

Feeling out of control is normal.

We all have moments where we feel out of control; angry, sad, ecstatic. And this emotion can rise within us and escalate to hurricane like proportions. This is normal. Emotion is energy. But, being able to express your feelings with the least amount of destruction is emotional maturity… It doesn’t mean you deny your feelings, otherwise they swell inside of you, and if suppressed wreak havoc on your physical health. The energy must have a way to dissipate, just like a hurricane. It must burn itself out. People have different ways of expressing emotional energy; art, sports, writing, talking. Sometimes all ways. It isn’t always clean and neat either. Sometimes there will be collateral damage, like during a hurricane. But, being aware of this and taking responsibility for this is also emotional maturity. If you hurt someone when you are angry, apologize. This teaches everyone that feelings are ok, that they are not always personal even if directed at you, and we can all learn to detach with love and support someone who needs it when they are in a storm. Being human is to experience this beautiful kaleidoscope of energy. Learning how to master it, is the key. 

 

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