Difficult emotions are like failure – without experiencing them you will not grow. ~ Coach Sean Smith
As unpleasant as they may be, painful and I’ll-timed emotions will not kill you, (unless you have some sort of medical condition where you need to avoid stress). Yes they are distracting and disheartening but experiencing them may catalyse closure thus enabling you to move on.
I believe that the emotions we feel – particularly the negative ones, are conspiring to teach us something. If you do not learn the lesson the first time, then life may attempt to ‘teach’ you again and again.
Sean Smith rights said “most people want to learn these lessons without going through the experience; they want wisdom without adversity, love without pain. But the biggest breakthroughs are wrapped up as gifts disguised as heavy emotions.”
I’m looking forward to a rather large payoff soon because I feel like I have learnt a number of lessons lately (which I will share in a future post). For now, I’m grateful and excited I equal measure and getting to grips with putting myself first, despite my natural inclination being the opposite.
Do you think difficult emotions can free or centre you or are they bad for you?