What to do with “negative” feelings? (MMM181024)

Today I want to share something with you that I have realized actually this morning. In a conversation I had very interesting thoughts came up.

I spoke with a man about some feelings that he had just recently. Actually it wer not so “nice” feelings; such of exhaustion, of sadness and he also told me he had a lack of energy. At a certain point he asked me: what should I do? How can I deal with such “negative” feelings?

My first reaction was: maybe it’s not much about doing anything. I know this man for a long time and I’ve realized over time that he’s doing so many things. He is so much active. He does a lot of things to reach his goals – and puts a lot of effort to control the outcome of his actions. He’s workig a lot and sometimes even ‘hard’ to reach his goals, with a lot of efforts.

I suggested him; I told him that at a certain point it’s maybe no longer about doing anything – to be active and pushing things forward. I said  perhaps it’s not a good idea to do anything against “bad” or “unwanted negative” feelings or negative thoughts. Maybe it’s a better idea of just realizing the thoughs – witnessing them – and just feeling the feelings that occur inside the body. So to just feel the feelings, to perceive them – and not to do anything with or against them.

At a certain point the feeling, so this movement of energy in your body, will just disappear; it will get les and less and less and finally go way. Even if it’s a feeling that you don’t like, so even if it’s sadness or if you are allowing yourself to cry – so even if the feelings are very intense – they will disappear sooner or later.

What’s interesting about it is that the silence that arises when a feeling has passed allows something new to occur. A new thought, a new idea, an impulse or a new insight – all this can arise when the feeling has disappeared again.

My suggestion is: Open yourself for the feelings inside of you. Be courageous and dive into this movement of energies inside. Allow the feelings to be there – and be courious what reveals itself to you once the feeling is gone.

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By |2018-10-27T16:17:59+00:0024. October 2018|Categories: Men's Mentors Morning|0 Comments

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Dr. Jan Hendrik Taubert accompanies successful and high-achieving entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs who are seriously challenged within their international projects and companies, families and relationships. He supports them worldwide on site with true clarity and new energy to rapidly transform conflicts into trust, let go of the old and exploit their full potential for a meaningful and fulfilling life - both professionally and privately.

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