This was inspired by a cartoon that I watched ‘inside-out’, it got me thinking about how we mostly fool ourselves into believing that we’re managing our emotions when in the real sense we’re just hiding from it, too scared to face it, to admit how we really feel. It’s much easier to just fool around I guess.
I figured that there are a lot of things that we can’t do simultaneously no matter how much effort we put into trying, like
You can’t eat your cake and have it
You can’t be calm and upset
You can’t be hungry and filled
You can’t be happy and sad
It can’t be okay and not okay
Although, sometimes it’s okay to not be okay, but what’s not okay is to lie to yourself that you’re okay when you’re not. The fact is that you don’t always have to be strong, sometimes it’s okay to cry – as long as you don’t cry over the same thing again (ever).
You see, acknowledging our joy and sadness, our anger, disgust and fears, giving each it’s due, makes us who we are and determines our personality. If we can’t admit our emotions to ourselves then who are we, really?
It’s actually not possible to always be happy, and really stupid to always be sad, when good things happen, be happy and when bad things happen, be sad but only for so long. Giving each emotion its due, not a little more, not a little less, I think that’s what managing emotions should be about. Let your emotions work together (right one at the right time) and it’s all going to be okay.
Ps: This (admitting how you really feel) is between you and yourself.
If you have to show the world that you’re tough, the least you can do is to be honest with yourself, right?
Peace be with you…