I often get letters from folks sharing their experiences… I call them “Field Reports”. And these field reports offer spectacular insights and musings that answer questions that many others have on their mind. So I’m sharing one with you today...
I appreciate the generosity of so many who responded to my request last week to answer: "What is your most pressing question about managing your emotions?" It was a cascade of compelling questions with words that expressed emotional anguish … anxiety, irritability, panic, sadness, shame, negativity, stuck – to name just a few.
When a person can learn to use their difficult emotions as their inner guidance system they can dramatically improve their lives and their wellbeing. And in my work in helping people recover from difficult emotions, I continually explore the most efficient and effective approaches to emotional healing.
There’s a big difference between “judging” ourselves and “evaluating” ourselves. Judging is emotional in nature and is almost always negative. Evaluations are positive and help you decide what you want more of in your life and create a sense of connection.
You may or may not be in a position right now to hire others. If you aren't currently, there may come a time – whether you need to hire a web developer, or on a more personal level, a housekeeper or a handyman.
Is it just me or do you also see a lot of people wrestling with anxiety (maybe you included)? The formal statistic is that about 18% of our population is affected by some form of anxiety – although those are the ones medically diagnosed.