Listen To Your Emotions

The trick in dealing with big, powerful, or troubling emotional states is to understand first that emotions are always true(about something), but they’re not always right. Here is a list of emotions that you should look out for. See what they are telling you. 

  1. Bitterness shows you where you need to heal, where you’re still holding judgements on others and yourself.
  2. Resentment shows you where you’re living in the past and not allowing the present to be as it is.
  3. Discomfort shows you that you need to pay attention right now to what is happening, because you’re being given the opportunity to change, to do something different than you typically do it. 
  4. Anger shows you what you’re passionate about, where your boundaries are, and what you believe needs to change about the world.
  5. Disappointment shows you that you tried for something, that you did not give in to apathy, that you still care.
  6. Guilt shows you that you’re still living life in other people’s expectations of what you should do.
  7. Shame shows you that you’re internalizing other people’s beliefs about who you should be and that you need to reconnect with yourself.
  8. Anxiety shows you that you need to wake up, right now, and that you need to be present, that you’re stuck in the past and living in fear of the future. 
  9. Sadness shows you the depth of your feelings, the depth of your care for others and this world. 

Do you agree with these meanings? 



56 replies »

  1. Interesting.

    I have to listen to emotions in more ways than one.

    My emotions, the emotions the characters in my book have, and the musical theatre character emotions. After all, I am waiting a book and am a musical theatre fanatic- so have those emotions as well- ones that are not my own.

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  2. I agree with your list. It looks like your list took a more deeper research and thought about the different emotions and decisions we need to consider to respond to that emotion. Very cool! 🙂 And of course, I was several numbers on that list, now that I think about it. Awesome post! 🙂

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      • Apologies for my late reply back to you. Yes, I come back on this site for inspiration as well as I give inspiration back to others on my site as well. When I have my sad days and times, that means I need to read what others have to say and get encouragement from their powerful messages. Those messages and all of that inspiration gave me that boost to finally complete my poetry/story book that is uploaded on Amazon: “That P.U.S.H. I Needed”. I wrote from my spirit; the uplifting words that were planted onto my heart. 🙂

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    • People go to great lengths to avoid allowing themselves to feel sadness. But I like to think of sadness as a kind of honouring process. We honour how much something meant to us when we let the ripples of sadness flow through our body… whether in a temporary pouting kind of way, or in a take several days or weeks to full-out sob when we experience a more significant loss in our lives.

      And it’s true… you can feel it to heal it. If you let yourself lean into your emotional processing of sadness, it will one day flow through you and you can heal your way to the bottom of it. Allowing yourself to fully experience sadness will only make you a stronger and more resilient person.

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    • They speak to us in so many ways, but most of us are too distracted or too hurt by past un-felt emotions to really stop and listen. We miss the opportunity to start feeling, which is the only way to start the healing.


    • Feeling Better Is Always One Good Feeling Away. If you want to begin to manage your emotions and move up the Emotional Guidance Scale immediately, focus your attention on your thoughts. … If you are in a state of depression, climbing to a feeling of guilt is an improvement. Glad you liked them.

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