Without realizing our senses consume a lot of things that can trigger an emotional response in our body. Are you aware what the effects are on our body? Do you know that you can choose to have a balance of anger, drama, suspense, humor and love in your life? Are you aware that a mix of these feelings is important to us?
Your emotions are an essential part of your life. They show you what something means to you and what it is you really want. The emotions you don’t want…
'What does it mean to be human?' Actor Edgar Ramirez explains in his speech for the 'HeforShe-turns-two' event the importance of feelings by asking this significant question. After all we, as human's, all have feelings. So "how does a being who feels so deeply, as we all do as humans, thrive in a culture that discourages feelings?"
Learning how to deal with feelings and emotions is an important part of a child’s upbringing. Were you not or insufficiently guided by your parents or caregivers in learning this skill? As an adult you can still learn this. If you want to do things in a different way, the opportunity and the responsibility lies with you. In your life now as an adult, you are capable of creating a safe environment for yourself and do things differently. You can. You may.
When we look at our society there are huge differences in how we handle glitches and someone making a mistake. When making a mistake ourselves and, when seeing someone else stumble and fall. How you cope with a mistake has a lot to do with how you feel at such a moment and, how you handle these feelings. These feelings are often related to how you felt as a child in similar situations.
What if we, as caregivers and mentors, change our behavior towards children. What if we make room for and allow them to feel emotions. What would happen then, if these children become adults and have to make important decisions and make a mistake?