How many kinds of emotions do we experience?
Before talking about any therapeutic way to be happy or going deep into your subconscious to heal anything, we need to know more about your emotional state.
Your emotional statements are the key to everything, so you need to be honest with yourself.
You know already some of them but let’s see approximately how many kinds of emotions we experience in our daily life, if I missed some, let me know to add them:
Afraid, amused, angry, annoyed, appalled, astonished, bored, brooding, combative, composed, confused, curious, contented, delighted, miserable, determined, disappointed, disgusted, exhausted, exhilarated, gratitude, happy, hate, hysterical, hopeful, indignant, loathing, modest, sad, satisfied, serene, shy, sneaky, silly, surprised, weepy, withdrawn, wonder, jealous, tired, embarrassed, proud, loved, hurt …
You may choose a different vocabulary for calling your emotional statement. In general, we aren’t focused on the name of your emotions, we care about what it is doing to you, and what the result is impacting your daily behavior and life goals.
So, it doesn’t matter how you select a name for your feelings as it’s related to your personal life experience.
And also, the level of any feeling is related to a personal experience, therefore there is no comparison.
For example, a simple fear of crossing the road:
I am afraid to cross the road since I am 22 years old following a surgery I had on both legs and I couldn’t walk by myself for almost 8 months. When I started to walk independently, crossing the road was my most significant step in getting stronger and walking on my fears. Cars are so fast, when you feel fear you notice it.
One of my other friends is afraid of crossing the road as well. It started when she had an accident, she had to stay in hospital for days and couldn’t walk independently for over a year. So, she has my fear plus a fear added by a bad experience.
Also, my mother is afraid of crossing the road just with a simple human fear of speed and scared of having the experience that my friend had.
And then there is a guy from a little village coming to the city and trying to cross the road. Why is he scared? Because of the speed but also because he never crossed a road.
A simple emotion and feeling can have different reasons, steps, and results.
I want you to remember this example and try to expand it on all of your feelings and experiences and try to never compare your feelings with anyone else, this is the first step of healing.
The next step is never to categorize your feelings as “positive” or “negative”.
There are no negative emotions, all of your feeling’s experiences are showing up as signs to let us know something is wrong and we need to fix it. Many of your feelings, generally called “negative emotions” are there to protect us. So, we can be thankful for our emotions and what we feel no matter what.
Accepting and admitting to your current emotional statement without ignorance is the first step to being honest with yourself and starting the process of healing.
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This post is written by Azam Sadeghi