The Trouble With Emotions

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?


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise; Continue reading

The Sum of All Parts

“You will always be too much of something for someone. Too big, too small, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologise for mistakes. Apologise for unintentionally hurting someone – profusely. But NEVER apologise for being who you are.” – Unknown Continue reading