Managing Waves of Emotion

Most often we think of waves as water crashing relentlessly into the shore in varying degrees of energy and force. Waves are also vibrations that carry energy from one place to another.

As sensitive people we can feel like we’re relentlessly being struck over and over again by emotions- wave after wave of emotion crashing against us knocking us down. But there is value to be found in even the most frustrating experiences.

Each emotion is a message from our soul communicating to our conscious self.

Emotions are energy currents, vibrations, that flow through us. Every wave of emotion, every flood of feeling, that we experience is designed to flow through us. Each emotion is a message from our soul communicating to our conscious self.

All of our feelings and emotions have varying degrees of intensity- from our warmest enthusiasm to our highest anxiety. But we can forget that each one- with its highs and lows- always begins and ends. When we become caught up in vibrations, energies that do not serve our emotional health, this is when we suffer most as sensitive people.

Making the time each day to reflect on our challenges and cultivate within ourselves the ability to exercise patience and compassion for ourselves and others is key.

“Emotions are what make us human. Make us real. The word ’emotion’ stands for energy in motion. Be truthful about your emotions, and use your mind and emotions in your favor, not against yourself.”

— Robert T. Kiyosaki

Bringing awareness to the present moment in times of overwhelm and struggle is a way of showing ourselves the much needed and much deserved self-compassion we deserve. In a world where sensitive emotions are so often misunderstood and criticized it’s critical to our wellbeing that we take the time we need to stop and focus on what we need in the moment.

When our jobs are less than fulfilling, when we face misunderstanding and criticism from others, when our emotions and life become too overwhelming, this is when we must look within for wisdom and guidance.

If you’re struggling with waves of emotion try asking yourself these questions:

  • What practices can I do to calm the frustration and overwhelm that I feel?
  • Is fear or failure driving my emotions?
  • What am I most grateful for in my life in this moment?
  • Am I doing enough to care for my body, mind, and spirit?

In this life the waves will never stop crashing against us but our resilience and strength to hold ourselves up against them will grow stronger through simple awareness and mindful self care.

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