I spent most of my life as a slave to my emotions. I would get angry or sad on a whim. It was frustrating and damaging.
It’s extremely difficult to be successful when your mood changes on a dime. I tanked a few jobs and pushed some great people out of my life because of emotional whiplash.
So, I am definitely far from a master of my emotions. I still get emotionally overwhelmed, especially when I am in a new situation.
That being said, I don’t hate or resent my emotions. In a weird way I respect them. While I don’t allow them to dictate my life, I do listen to what their saying.
I no longer drown in emotions, but simply let them wash over me. I find that being an artist, I draw most of my energy from my emotions and past experiences.
I strive for all of my work to have emotional context. I want people to feel the raw emotions that I channel during the process of writing and sketching.
The biggest reasons I do this is to connect and heal. It’s emotional closure. Plus I want other people to know their not alone.
None of us are perfect, but I think we can take negative aspects of our life and use them as a catalyst.
So, this whole process left me with a couple questions.
Do other people use their emotions in a healthy way?
Do we put to much stock in emotions?
I personally believe emotions are a vital part of being a human being, but I’d love to here from you.
Hope your all having a great day, and I can’t wait to hear your opinions on the subject. — Jesse