Even When Emotions Seem To Overtake Life

“Even when emotions seem to overtake life, such as when we are depressed or anxious or angry, it is important to remember that those emotions still give us important information.  Rather than judging our emotions, practice acceptance of them and open your mind to their messages.

Rejecting emotions or trying to push them away usually intensi?es them.  If the message is not heard, it needs to get louder.  As an example, invalidation by others tends to intensify emotions, and self-invalidation has the same effect.”

Lane Pederson