Show yourself that you can survive this emotion

Apathy is one of my most least favorite emotions. 

Anytime something in life gets a great big whatever from me, anytime my temporarily cynical attitude slams the door on the face of the world with heartless indifference, it just feels so gross and childish. It makes me into something alien to myself. Blech. 

But as the great pioneer of cognitive change says, feelings, no matter how strong, do not prove that something is factual or valid. 

Certainly, fleeting emotions may make us feel disgusted with ourselves, but they are not permanent realities. They’re just weather patterns. They come and go. They have a beginning and a middle and an end. 

And so, there is no need to try and to buoy ourselves with motivation and positive thinking every minute of the day. Nor is there a need to tell that feeling to fuck off because it’s not who you are. Nor is there a need to run away run away at the mere whiff of some feeling like apathy. 

Because as long as we are aware of when our mind is being controlled by these unpleasant feelings, and as long as we take the time to honor and feel and release those feelings without having them destroy us, we are okay, regardless of what we are feeling. 

What’s your least favorite emotion? Can you release the urge to run away from it or fix it? Will you turn toward that feeling, no matter how unpleasant it might be? 

Try taking one small step in the direction of experiencing your emotions more fully. See if you can free yourself to express the entire spectrum. 

And discover the wholeness that awaits you on the other side. 


How do you show yourself that you can survive your least favorite emotions? 

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Scott Ginsberg

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