I have been reading some Sedona Method teachings by Hale Dwoskin. He talks about how we tend to grip onto our feelings and emotions and other parts of our lives, whether they be good or bad. Letting go of your emotions.
And how we could allow ourselves to float effortlessly on the stream of life, but that we often spend our time fighting what we don’t want, but also trying desperately to cling on to that which we do want.
This leaves us bruised and battered by the currents and the rocks we hit along the way.
An interesting thought he brought up was the way we become our feelings. People rarely say “I feel sad” they are more likely to say “I am sad”. We become the emotions rather than simply feeling them and allowing them to run their course.
The energy we waste struggling against certain feelings could be better spent.
I see this as an internal kiddies roundabout. Each of the segments represents parts of my life that I either do or don’t enjoy. Even when faced with something I don’t much enjoy I know I am only one turn of the wheel away from something I do like.
Therefore I don’t get lost in the bad stuff: I just let it run it’s course.