Naming All The EmotionsPosted: April 6, 2012
I will talk about pretty much any experience I have lived with no problems. I feel like the facts of my life are, generally, an open book available for anyone to read. Look at this blog for instance. There is hardly a life event not touched upon.
But if you ask me what I’m feeling? If you want to know my desires? I am very guarded. Not only will I not have any idea how to vocalize these things to you, I likely have spent little time contemplating them myself. Why? Hmmm. There was a period in my life where I did reflect on the reason behind all this and I simply started to feel incredibly sad. I felt like there was not one person interested in my emotions anyway and the more I dwelled upon that, the more neglected and valueless I felt.
At that point I just decided that no one is going to pick me up, no one is responsible for how I feel except me, so why bother letting things that bring me down even take up space in my mind, and if I am being honest, in my (dark cold and icy) heart? So here I sit today, relatively stunted in the area of emotions language. Has it negatively impacted me? I don’t think so. I have a happy life and find much joy. I also have terrible moments. The issue here isn’t the ability to feel, but the ability to identify and communicate with ease, the feelings.
So now I need to figure shit out and why not start with a list of emotions. Maybe then I can more readily identify mine.
Oh my. I’m tired of making this list and according to my google work, much more could me added. Do you think I missed something really important? Let me know! Hungry doesn’t count.
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