Emotions and Health

A Live Your Life entry published on May 26, 2009


We’ve seen that the western culture struggles with the concept of self esteem.

Many of us value more what others want us to do than what we feel we should do.

Who are these others?
They are family, friends, society, religion, government and law.
Many of us, in our quest for approval from other people and institutions, we tend to kill our self esteem little by little.

One of the things that are strongly punished in our western culture is emotions.
Being emotional seems to be seen as a weakness.
And people don’t want to show weaknesses.
So they tend to block their emotions and therefore cease to be complete.
We stop vibrating genuinely.

Emotions and Health:

It’s true that probably nobody wants to feel tension, anger, anxiety, envy, jalousie, fear, panic, sadness, depression, shame, guilt and disillusion, which I will describe as bad emotions. But the truth is they happen.
They take their source in our beliefs system.

They are not pleasant, but they happen, they exist.
Denying they exist just fools us; it doesn’t resolve them.
Nobody gets rid of anger by hiding it.

Yet, that’s the illusion of our western society.
They think that by forbidding anger and all the other “bad” emotions, we will get rid of them.
But we won’t. It creates us blockages.
We stop the flow of life that sprouts from our inner being.

All physical and emotional symptoms represent lack of self-love, a lack of love for me, a lack of self esteem, a lack of genuine vibration.
Emotions and health go together.

Controlling emotions:

But as I said above, we value more the forms others want us to fit in, than the flow of life that sprouts from inside.
Hence, we tend to block self emotions and, thus, self esteem and the genuine vibration are condemned.

Even what we feel as good emotions gets punished and prohibited very often.
We feel good, we like those emotions, but some others tell us we shouldn’t.

One of the more inclusive examples of an enormous cause of physical and psychological symptoms that people feel is related to the use of sexual capacity. Sex is what we could call a good emotion.

In fact, there are people whose family, friends, society, and religion view sex as an evil which must be repressed and punished, a manifestation of the being in his most deplorable state and his more deplorable animal likeness.

It is, however, interesting to point out that in wild animals (I refer to those who are truly wild and free, not pets), the physical and psychological symptoms, when they exist, are resolved in a rapid manner.
There are no patients amidst wild animals.
There are only the wounded and the dead.
In their animal “low standing”, they suffer no symptoms.
It is food for thought, is it not?

In many human families, in many human clans, instead of supporting their offspring, trying to understand what they feel, and encouraging them to follow their emotions and impulses, parents prefer to control them, police them, and punish them.
Brilliant, in fact!
Those who should be the greatest advocates for children in this world become, in fact, their policemen, judges, and jailers.

Everyone needs to live out their emotions:

As I said, health and emotions go together.
Yet, if you block your emotions, you will be blocking your health, you will be creating symptoms.

The word emotion derives from the Latin ex-movere, which means to move out.
Emotions must be lived out, not necessarily though behaviour, but primarily through verbalization.

To verbalize one’s feelings is a sure way to avoid physical problems.

From an etymologic stand, the word means the emotional cry, a cry that comes from within, a profoundly esoteric cry that ex-moves (moves out).

Emotions dully verbalized are good for your health.

If for any reason I keep myself from feeling what I feel and, above all, from verbalizing it, the body will need to externalize that emotion in some other way.
It will develop a physical symptom.
Literally speaking, the body shows the person what he tried to hide and did not verbalize.

Does your body lie? No, it doesn’t.
Your body talks to you.
Are you willing to listen to it?

The person who does not verbalize what he feels does not verbalize conflict.
If a person feels a minor internal conflict and does not verbalize it, he will develop a small physical symptom. If the person feels an internal conflict of great intensity and does not verbalize it, he may develop a cancer or some other serious symptom.

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