The unstable reality undermines our society, shaking the social frameworks we have grown accustomed to, creating an experience of survivalism and a lack of security, which awakens existential, moral, and ethical questions, as well as a strong emotional reaction.
Many find themselves trying to cope with strong emotions that shake their world:
Existential fears arise, casting a cloud over life as we have known it to be.
Anxiety attacks due to fears of harming the health, livelihood, and the ability to maintain a harmonious routine.
Bitter disappointment and frustration that stems from a sense of a lack of control, helplessness, and an inability to change the situation or influence it.
Anger about what is happening and looking for someone to blame.
Emotional distress that comes from social deprivation, isolation, and a lack of contact with others, which provides a sense of belonging, and comfort.
A longing for better days and attachment to past memories.
And many more emotions that create a state of imbalance for many.
How to cope with it then
A really important tool for coping with this situation is a willingness to feel your emotions and not be afraid of them.
When negative emotions surface, it is important that you do not suppress them or try to avoid them, in an attempt to avoid pain or discomfort, but rather allow yourselves to experience whatever comes to the surface, while simultaneously observing it from the side.
The ability to simultaneously feel your emotions and observe yourself experiencing the emotions creates a perspective that allows you to move through emotion and come out the other side, as it dissolves and makes room for other sensations and emotions.
Give space to your emotions. Do not repress them or get carried away by them, but rather allow the emotion to exist and pass – out of the recognition that the nature of emotions is movement and constant flow
Do not hold on to your feelings (negative or positive) out of judgment, attachment or addiction – but allow them to flow like a river of living water, which is in constant motion that brings with it a different emotion each time.
Learn to look at yourself “from the side” while you feel emotions, and thus gradually establish the ability to separate your self-experience from your emotions.
How can you do it?
When an emotional response arises within you, or when you are experiencing a particular emotional experience, pay attention to it, and then imagine that you are stepping out of yourself and looking at yourself from the side, feeling the emotion and experiencing the experience.
What insights do I have from observing myself from the side
How do the new insights affect my emotions and help me to contain them
Remember that the human psyche is designed to contain and process the whole spectrum of emotions and recognize that you are capable of coping with any type of emotion and that emotions are a mental reservoir of your psyche -when allowed to exist, it simply empties and ends (both negative and positive emotions).
Do not be afraid of your emotions, because fear acts as a negative resonance amplifier, which amplifies negative thoughts and feelings and impairs the cognitive ability, the body, and the psyche.
Proactively create a positive resonance amplifier: When an emotion arises within you and as a result you experience also a mental reaction of fear, turn towards yourself love, and give room for love because it acts as a calming amplifier that balances negative thoughts and feelings and strengthens inner harmony and healing.
Remember that the different emotions exist within the whole that is you – which is much broader than the momentary and temporary emotional experience.
Emotion is fleeting, and beyond it, it is you – an eternal being who experiences a physical life.
Agree to be in a balanced state of “equanimity” where your emotion is as balanced and clear as a river whose movement is moderate and harmonious, clearly reflecting the landscape and sky.
Remember that a balanced emotion entails a balanced mental experience and release the need for excitement that gives a sense of vitality, satisfaction, or a taste for life.
Adopt and practice these recommendations as they will allow you to create an evolution of your emotional world and its alignment with the environment of the 21st century and the new era.
Yours with love,