Love is not an emotion: it’s so much more. Emotional awareness+

Emotional thing. play. sway. engagement. passion. transparency. awareness. *permission* empowerment. adventure {all in this post}

FEEL what you feel. No apologies or worries necessary. TAKE your self respect to a whole new level: quit betraying yourself: honor every emotion: FEEL what you feel + FREE yourself from feeling {being} limited.

Love cannot be limited by emotion, only by you: by your perception. By what you think it is. By how much love you let yourself feel, let IN. Love is so much more.

I write this post as a response to Otiti's amazing post, The Art of Self Love. What resonated so wildly with me: Otiti's bold, transparent articulation of how she feels she is a fraud...for experiencing authentic emotion:

"There are times I feel like a fraud for writing and sharing my posts when I'm such a mess myself, times like right now, but I remind myself that I'm only human and can't be "on" all the time. I may feel like a mess but I'm a big, beautiful, glorious one: a rare tangle of dreams and vulnerabilities and light and shadow." From The Art of Self Love

This was enough for me: I had caught myself curled up in tears just days before reading her brave words wondering exactly how much use I am when I allow myself to get devastated emotionally, as if the ability to authentically feel what is a natural response to something that is devastating + painful is somehow weakening, or dis-empowering. As if. {long story: details available upon request: deep heartache. love wall: The usual trigger}

WHY are we even thinking this way about the way we feel? Where did we even get this idea? Its so empowering to feel what we feel. Feeling is energy. Power.

Then I realized something even more powerful.

Love is unaffected by emotion. You ARE love. Love is still being broadcast through you 24-7, no matter what you feel or are experiencing, even. Your love is still making all the difference in the world, no matter what you are going through, AND if anything, positive emotion amplifies your love.

Love is the substrate, the matrix of everything in existence. A few negative feelings can't touch it. {negative emotion is far less powerful than you realize}

Emotional awareness is simply realizing that you are so much more than what you feel or think, or even do, for that matter. Emotional awareness is KNOWING that you are stronger than you think, even in the face of the scariest feelings. Whatever they are to you.

Its also, {deep breath} realizing + accepting that the more enlightened + aware you are, the more emotionally sensitive you are going to be. As in: you feel more deeply + intensely. This is great when you are soaring high on bliss, not so much fun when pain hits, but still definitely worth the bliss. {This truth is usually not mentioned, its as if its somewhere hidden in the fine print, hence the bold font here. Its the one thing that held me back for a while, so its a must share in my opinion}

YOU are stronger than you think you are.

Its knowing that you do have the choice in what you FEEL.

Consider. How do I want to feel right now? OR in this next hour?

Ask. What IS my dream emotion {feeling}? What can I do to get there?

Know. The more you allow yourself to feel what you feel, the more you harness the raw power + energy behind emotion. Develop your emotional capacity, your ability to feel: when you limit the depth + intensity of one emotion, such as pain, you equally limit your capacity to feel bliss + joy.

Emotion is raw power, energy, fuel: motivation.

Emotion resonates in you + gets you moving. changing. realizing. This is its authentic purpose.

"Pain is a signal that an emotional fire rages close by, that something within us needs care and healing. If we tend to our pain, we will be guided back to a place of peace and tranquility. Pain is a sacred emotion that allows us to discover who we really are. It leads us to places we would never go on our own." Debbie Ford

Neurology of fear. Next time you feel them, don't give into your fears. They're just an emotional information, a signal, often arising simply from the fact that you are out of your usual comfort zone + established neural network + wiring: you are bound to feel butterflies.  New neural networks take time to fire + wire together, its not going to feel smooth initially until they are set up.

FEEL WHAT YOU FEEL

Emotion gets you to play your edge.

Emotional alerts. Welcome to your own personal alert system where the more intensely you feel something, the more attention is required. Here is where you find  you + your passion. Know your triggers. It helps. The more you simply allow yourself to feel, the more you navigate + expand your emotional comfort zone. It gets easier + recovery time = quicker.

Adventures this week. Radiohead. Fever: official + confirmed. March 9th. Feeling it already. Can't stop smiling.

 


Here is something I love {+ am very much feeling} What I love about Bjork: her music is  mind refreshingly real. I adore singing Joga. The words resonate ridiculously. Bachelorette is powerful. In my ipod version it opens with these words: "One day I found a big book buried in the ground. I opened it but all the pages were blank. Then, to my surprise, it started writing itself."

Unlimited love,

Premakarini xo

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Love is not an emotion: it’s so much more. Emotional awareness+

  1. Dyamond says:

    This is POWERFUL! Definitely an eye-opener. I’ve noticed that the more in tune I am with my emotions, the stronger the pain feels too. And I didn’t think of it (until now) that I’m just becoming more in tune with my being, but that I wasn’t in tune with myself at all. 🙂 Love you!

  2. Otiti says:

    YES!!! Yes yes yes!! Our emotions are who we are and there’s nothing wrong with actually being able to FEEL so intensely or deeply; it just shows that we truly are alive. Whatever happens TO us isn’t as important + powerful as what happens FOR us. I think we get so caught up in trying not to feel negative emotions that we forget they’re part and parcel of life and learning. Thank you so much for sharing your wise words, and I’m thrilled my post sparked a fuse in your heart! 😀 It’s all about authentic expression, innit? I love you and I know you’ll get through this. Hugs!

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words, insights & perceptions with such love & tenderness. I have been healing some deep wounds within over the past week and your thoughts are helping to shine light into the shadow spaces within myself. Thank you so much for all that you are! So magnificent. <3

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  5. Ben Sichkaryk says:

    Just stretch and go a little farther and find yourself. Great post, I live it.

  6. Zinedine says:

    For me love is tolerance. The acceptance of the fact that the partner can have different opinion about something. and that she or he will not necessarily like to do everything with us.

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6 Responses to Love is not an emotion: it’s so much more. Emotional awareness+

  1. Dyamond says:

    This is POWERFUL! Definitely an eye-opener. I’ve noticed that the more in tune I am with my emotions, the stronger the pain feels too. And I didn’t think of it (until now) that I’m just becoming more in tune with my being, but that I wasn’t in tune with myself at all. 🙂 Love you!

  2. Otiti says:

    YES!!! Yes yes yes!! Our emotions are who we are and there’s nothing wrong with actually being able to FEEL so intensely or deeply; it just shows that we truly are alive. Whatever happens TO us isn’t as important + powerful as what happens FOR us. I think we get so caught up in trying not to feel negative emotions that we forget they’re part and parcel of life and learning. Thank you so much for sharing your wise words, and I’m thrilled my post sparked a fuse in your heart! 😀 It’s all about authentic expression, innit? I love you and I know you’ll get through this. Hugs!

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words, insights & perceptions with such love & tenderness. I have been healing some deep wounds within over the past week and your thoughts are helping to shine light into the shadow spaces within myself. Thank you so much for all that you are! So magnificent. <3

  4. Pingback: A Heart-Centered Perspective |

  5. Ben Sichkaryk says:

    Just stretch and go a little farther and find yourself. Great post, I live it.

  6. Zinedine says:

    For me love is tolerance. The acceptance of the fact that the partner can have different opinion about something. and that she or he will not necessarily like to do everything with us.