What emotion are you currently experiencing in life that does not serve you? That drains your energy, that does not move you forward, that anchors you at a lower level or holds you in a negative way to your past?
Self pity? Regret? Worry? Anger?
None of these emotions truly serve you, none of these emotions represent your best self, your higher self. We all experience these emotions, that’s life. But there is no reason to hang on to them, to let them set up residence in your mind. Do not deny them (feelings buried alive never die), simply process them expeditiously.
Observe them, acknowledge them, feel them, experience them, and then release them. You may have to go through this “processing” cycle more than once but each time will be at a lower and lower energy level. You are the master of your mind. The more you practice, the better you will become at directing your mind for it is a skill like any other that grows with repetition. Affirmations, journaling, visualization, and meditation are all awesome tools to gain control of your own mind. The peaceful mind is a powerful mind, the still mind is a strong mind.
There are legions of negative emotions that we can “rent space” to in our minds if we so chose. What you focus on expands, thoughts held in mind attract in kind. The best way to release negative emotions is to fill your mind with positive thoughts, the best way to fill your mind with positive thoughts is to set positive goals, take positive actions, surround yourself with positive people, read and listen to positive literature.
“You may not be able to control the thoughts that come to mind but you can control the thoughts you allow to STAY in your mind.”
“We are much more likely to ACT ourselves into a positive feeling than we are to feel our way into taking positive action.”
“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”
— Daniel Goleman; 1946– “Emotional Intelligence”