Decorative Flower
Her Realm, Personal website and blog of Cole
Jun 16

It’s okay to have feelings.

Sometimes I forget. I’m sure you do too, though. I want to be adult, I want to be in control of my feelings but sometimes I go overboard in such a way that allows my feelings to run me over, anyway.

Sometimes I just need to be reminded “It’s okay to have feelings.” After all, it would be weird if I didn’t have negative feelings at this time in my life. I need to remember to expect feelings, to accept them, to experience them and let them go. But I get caught up in not wanting to feel certain ways. I wind up berating myself, thinking that I am stupid and I should be beyond this.

Have you ever tried to make yourself stop crying by telling yourself how stupid you’re being? Yea, it doesn’t work very well.

There are people in my life who help perpetuate those unproductive thoughts, though. There are some who think I shouldn’t have feelings. They cannot possibly understand why I would be upset now but the truth is that they are irrational. I am just human. Alive. I care about my marriage. To have feelings now really is the most logical thing I can do.

To repeat:

It’s okay to have feelings.

3 comments on “It’s okay to have feelings.”

  1. Dez

    I think that it is unrealistic and selfish to expect someone not to care or not to show feelings about anything in their life. If you don’t express how you’re feeling then later down the line it becomes repression and works against what it is you want to accomplish.

  2. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have feelings, but we all do. They may get the better of you sometimes, but that’s human.

  3. I know what you mean, but what does it mean to be an adult? Isn’t realising that you have feelings, and sometimes need to show them a part of being an adult? Just a thought. It never helps to keep your feelings bottled up, because sooner or later it’ll come back. For me at least it’s best to just deal with the feelings I have at the moment instead of pushing them away believing it will disappear.

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