Emotion can be an ally. At its core, it is pure energy, not attached to any drama or situation. Its spark, whether to silence or to action, is quickly spent.
Emotion permeates every part of our being, right down to the cellular level, no matter what name we give it: anger, sorrow, love, kindness. We react. In the flood of love, the body opens in acceptance and in anger, tightens to deny.
Life is a series of experiences; through emotion, we feel each one. Some become places in the heart, beloved forever. Others take longer to accept, to forgive.
Experience is why we are here; emotion is our choice of color. Equanimity forgoes labeling emotion as good or bad. After all, there are so many colors to experience.
Every life is this “miracle of chance waiting for [us] to shape its destiny” (Toni Morrison). Imagine. Life as fluid, malleable.
The amazing thing about love and attention and encouragement
and grace and success and joy is that these things are infinite.
We get a new supply every morning and
so we can give it away each day.
(Glennon Doyle Melton)
It feels infinite, this destiny.