Understanding Negative Emotions

Applyingmybeliefs

When we think about emotions, we regurgitate what we have always been taught by others, and what we have personally experienced.  We segregate emotions into good and bad, we listen to songs like “I feel good”, or “Don’t worry, be happy.”  And we get on that carousel of life going round and round into and out of emotional states that feel “good” or “bad.”  When we feel bad we sometimes self-medicate.  What if there were no “bad” emotions, would we be able to see how we feel in a new way, and wouldn’t that help us to respond to them in ways that don’t involve drinking, drugging and sex?

Just so we know what we’re talking about here is a list of 10 major emotions we often call negative, bad or difficult, in alphabetical order:

  • Anger, Anxiety, Frustration, Guilt, Jealousy, Loneliness, Rejected, Sad, Shame, and Vengeful.

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