Shaila Catherine: Tracking our Emotions, coming and going

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“How long does an emotion last?

Have you ever felt that you were angry for a couple of hours or sad all day long?

Look closely at that angry feeling or that sad feeling.

Notice the story: the thoughts of loss that triggered sadness, the threat that triggered anger.

Do such thoughts remain static or are they intermittent, or cyclical?

Notice sensations in the body: perhaps heaviness in the chest, an ache in the stomach, an indistinct disoriented sensation, heat or cold, a hollow feeling.

Are these sensations lasting, stable, or fluctuating? Do they increase or decrease?

Notice the intensity of the anger or sadness: does it remain stable,

or come as waves that intensify when triggered by certain thoughts, smells, or sights and then diminish when attention is distracted by exercise, meals, and conversation?”

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My two cents: Chronic Pain also has a fluctuating pattern.

The more attention we donate to pain or emotion, the more the intensity increases.

Hug the positive ones, let the negative ones flow on through.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Love this! 👏👏

  2. Me too

  3. Love this 😍

  4. Thanks Shaila Catherine is one of my favorite authors

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