Each Thought, Each Emotion, Is Significant Because Each Leads Us Forward...
Don't ignore it. Don't mock or insult it. Don't treat it with disrespect or derision. Don't bottle it up! It's not ketchup; it's the stuff of life. Don't bury it. It's not a corpse; it's the stuff of rejuvenation and of spirituality! Emotion makes relationships meaningful. Emotion makes activities fulfilling, exciting, even exhilarating.
Whether we're using our Time to think about—and consciously feel the emotion associated with—an activity we love like reading or painting or mountain climbing, or an issue that means a great deal to us like rescuing people from poverty or saving jaguars, or an academic subject that grips our imagination like cosmology or ecology or quantum mechanics, during an exchange of attention we are FREE TO BE BE HUMAN
Let's allow emotion to surface. Let's acknowledge and welcome one another's genuine heartfelt feelings.