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Emotion: A Few Observations

I’ve been thinking about emotions lately: if/how I feel them, which ones I avoid and project onto others and why; observing how quickly they come and go and shift and morph from one feeling to another; naming, noting, theorizing, wondering. All of it. And I’ve learned a few things I thought I’d share here, in hopes they resonate with you too. 2. First (and this is so quasi-Buddhist of me, but here goes), we are not our emotions. Yet, we use language that consistently affirms the opposite of this. I AM sad. I AM anxious. I AM happy. But it’s all a ruse. Emotions are instead energies that flow through us, brought on by experience, memory, programmed beliefs. We are vessels for their expr