I’ve been writing long enough to know that if I’m experiencing an intense emotional state, so are lot of other people. One of the things I do at those times is write about it. This helps me clarify my thoughts and helps me stay on purpose; helping people learn how to be happier.
With the launch of my new book, “happy@work,” nationally this past week, along with the fantastic publicity boost I received on the Fast Company web site, and being the keynote speaker an association event, it has been an emotional week to say the least.
One of the things I’m learning through this experience is that an intense emotion, whether it’s a happy or unhappy one, is still highly emotional.
Something that stirred up a lot of emotion was realizing how many people, like you, have been helping me, both actively and in the background. The well of gratitude I felt produced an emotional intensity that, while it was all good and better than good, was still an intense emotion and, like any intense energetic state, took some adjusting to.
Whatever is producing intense emotions in your life (hopefully its positive) cannot be denied. You cannot, as the law of attraction dictates, push against something you don’t want, even an emotion. You can’t ignore it or, worse yet, act as if it doesn’t exist. That will just make you neurotic.
In the case of an intense positive emotion, just feel the feelings. Allow yourself to feel the good feelings and accept that you, and I, deserve all the good life has to offer.
In the case of a less-than-positive emotion, the best thing you can do is allow yourself the feeling but, rather than staying in a depressing emotional state, you can reach for the thought that feels better than whatever you’re presently thinking. Doing so will allow you, a little at a time, to raise your dominant vibration to one that is more toward attracting the kinds of emotions you want to experience.
We will experience both good and less-than-good intense emotional states throughout our lives, however, it is something we can learn to take control over. By learning how to change how you feel at any given moment, through the use of positive questions like, “what’s working,” creating a “feel good” music playlist, and other state changing techniques, we can take charge of our emotions and not have them be determined by outside circumstances.